I finished my SpoNoWriMo novel! Topping out at about 56,000 words, it’s not long. Regardless of its brevity or its chaos, though, it still feels good to write THE END on a new story. From what I can tell, it’s a great feeling for everyone (who wouldn’t want to finish a whole story?) Now I’ve reached the point where I need to figure out what I’m going to do about the mess that is my manuscript.
Oh dear. Revision.
I generally enjoy the revision process. I like rewriting prose, moving chunks around, and otherwise improving the work. I like watching the manuscript grow and shrink like some convoluted chemical reaction.