A pretty good summation of my femme detective, as I think I’ll start calling her. I’ve been working on this character for years. Since 2005 to be precise. Last year I wrote and began editing on the first in a series of short, noir books that will feature this character at the helm.
Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.
Rejoice! Rejoice! I have just completed the first draft of book 1 in my detective novella series. Super excited about this. I can feel it isn’t perfect, but a complete story. There were things I wanted to include, but didn’t for some reason or another that will need further consideration. Also, there were things I felt might need to be included along the way. And there were things I hinted at that never really fully developed, so I’ll need to make choices on those and develop or chop as necessary.
And then, of course, there’s the actual editing stuff–like making it sound good. But I’m super excited that book 1 is officially on its way.
And to celebrate, here’s a song from my Mercedes Masterson playlist.
Added 1,832. Now up to 22,175. This novella is moving along again. I had hit a rock wall in February and couldn’t write on this project since then. Tonight was the first time since then that I was able to sit back down and get to it. Which is a good thing, because my deadline is June 1. YIKES! What was once ahead of schedule is now down to the last minute. Argh!
But I’m close. So close. I can taste the sweet savory awesoness of victory.