Last night, just a few minutes before midnight, I finished my first ever second draft. Well, secondish draft. There are still great big plot holes and places that say something like ADD MORE HERE and [FILLER] and a character or two that disappears and subplots with no middle, BUT I DID A REWRITE FROM BEGINNING TO END, AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE STRANGLING ANYONE! Last time I tried a second draft (with my first novel) I hated doing it and gave up and wanted to strangle all my characters. Even though this draft is still a huge holey mess, it's still more editing than I've ever done on a story before. And this calls for celebration. Brownies for all!
In other news, today is October first (in case you didn't remember the date or just came out of a time travel experiment and don't know when you are) which means it's time to start planning for NaNoWriMo. *Squeals of delight* Not entirely sure what I'll be working on this year, but the current top idea/concept is a paranormal... something, involving amputees.
As a reward for slogging through this entirely boring post, I give you Plot Device, a cool short film that someone told me about.
And thus ends my brief return to the blogosphere. I shall disappear again now. A lovely day/night/tea-time/whatever to you.