Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on a draft of my book PANIC NO MORE. I started this most recent draft in October, and I’d expected to be done a lot sooner. However, I did not have the easiest time last winter, bouncing between illnesses.
The worst part about finishing this draft is not being finished with the book. I know I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, but I’m pretty sure on this one it simply needs more work. Maybe time and a good reading will convince me otherwise, but right now, after X number of revisions–I don’t even remember–I just don’t feel like it’s there.
There are, however, good aspects to this. The manuscript is in much better condition that it was. And now, I can start a new project. It’s well beyond time I work on a sequel to MINION OF EVIL, and I’m looking forward to working on something a little more silly. I might even take a couple days off to catch up on my reading.
After I work on another manuscript for a while, I’ll come back to PANIC. And it will probably make a whole lot more sense to me.