Sunday, December 11, 2011
Well, sorta. I mean, the bulk of the writing is done; I've written the beginning, the middle, the end, and all the parts in-between. But there's still a metric ton of editing I have to do. I've actually been finished for almost a week now, but I've been elbows-deep in the B.I.P. since then, overhauling some of the earlier chapters that were in serious need of work.
I printed out the B.I.P. (321 pages!) and gave it a quick read to see if it was coherent, and it mostly is. I don't want to jinx myself, but all the character arcs looked okay, and there didn't seem to be a need for any complete rewrites. There was one chapter that needed a baby rewrite, though, because the concept was solid, but the execution was terrible, and I ended up trashing about 50% of it and filling in the gaps with unicorn blood. You know. Like you do with babies.
So my game plan to spend the rest of the holiday season editing and drinking all the 'nog, and then start fishing for agents in the new year.
P.S. Write my query letter for me.