Pirouette is officially done!!!! I just finished the final edit 2 days ago. It feels really strange to not be working on it. I’ve worked on it for almost 5 months solid. Now, I’m thinking, now what? It’s out to my critiquers, so now I just have to wait to see what they say.
Currently, I believe it’s good, but not necessarily ready to submit. Why? Because there are things that I’m not sure about, bu I didn’t want to get into an endless loop of rewriting/editing, and some of it just might be me. I can’t be objective any more. After a total of 5 passes, I’m not even sure what end is up. So that’s why I need critiquers. To show me where I may have faultered, to assure me about things that might be okay. So, after I get the crits back, and if there are things that need to be addressed, I will do another edit/rewrte/whatever. For now, I’m going to try to put it out of my mind.
But, I am glad that it’s finally done. Never thought I’d get here. One step closer.
Next project up is Survivor, which I promised myself I would try and finish. Right now, I’m currently dead stuck on a plot point. I’ve been thinking about it for the past two days, wanting to write again, but not feeling quite ready. So my plan is to break out the Tarot and do a reading. A bit unusual, but I think that’s what I need. Something to wake my sleeping muse. I think she thinks it’s vacation time or something.
I also have two plotbunnies nipping at my heels. I promised myself one new project this year, so I have to choose between them. One is a paranormal romance, Soulfire. It’s going to be reworked. What I got so far is really cool, and I’m dying to start writing.
The other one, I Wake Up Alone, is based on a poem I wrote a few years back. A situation in my real life prompted this poem and an idea to combine and it turned into a really cool concept. I’m thinking novella length. I’m also trying to decide if it ends happily (which would make it paranormal romance) or a bit sadly (which would make it straight horror). I blame TV tropes for this, because I discovered that there are about a zillion ways to end a book/novella. Mercy me, as Alisia would say.
And finally, here are my final ending stats for Pirouette:
Type in attempts: 3
On manuscript page: 729
Scenes rewritten: 21
Scenes cut: 18
Scenes added: 7
Scene re-rewrites attempted: 3
Final wordcount: 141k
Sanity level: 99.9%
I’m happy, and I’m looking forward to the future.