I’ve been missing in action because I’ve been sequestered in the Revisionland Hotel.
It’s a lovely place, really. The bar is lively and full of characters and complimentary beverages of questionable content. Room service brings pens and paper, chocolate and caffeine.
I’ve been here so long I started managing the place. I wish I was kidding.
But really, I knew I was going to have to rip my manuscript apart and rework it heavily in November.
I took November off to write the first draft of a different novel.
I took December mostly off because it was holiday-ridden and cold.
I started working on it, really working on it and not just thinking about it and jotting down notes, in January.
It’s going to be done tomorrow. This is not an April Fool.
I still have a few things to change and I think I need to adjust the end a bit, but it’s novel-shaped again and I think it’s shaped like a better novel than it was before, but I need some second opinions.
Sometime tomorrow this massive overhaul of a revision will be sent off to the wonderful world of beta readers.
Once they have it I think I’ll be hanging out in the Hotel bar for awhile.