Last night, I finished the manuscript for my first novel, Closed Circuit. More than 20 years after I started it, and four months after I wrote its sequel. No one ever accused me of doing things logically. 🙂 It’s not a FINISHED finished manuscript, if you know what I mean–I still have to go over it and see what still needs fixing. And let a few trusted friends take a look at it and mark all over it. But yeah, I got the story done, and I like what I did.
I printed it out today, since I do serious correction work best on a printed page, and gleefully went out and bought a nice binder to put it in (thank heavens for printer paper that comes already 3-hole punched!) That will make it easier for other people to mark it up too.
Now, I’m in the process of designing the cover picture. I don’t suppose that if I get it accepted by a publisher, they’ll keep the cover I designed, but what the hey. I know what I want. A combination of Photoshop and ink and I’m on my way.
Damn, I feel good!