I’m sitting in front of Mom’s laptop, in Florida, with my earbuds around my ears, feeling a sort of swampy emotion. I’m stewing in a mixture of elation and sorrow and it results in me sitting here looking kind of flat.
I finished Monster.
The novel that wound itself around my heart and wouldn’t let go, that I put as much love and truth and tears and blood and sweat and laughter into as I could, is now over at ninety-three thousand, four-hundred and fifty-eight words. It feels kind of surreal. I’ve already talked about ending it, so there isn’t much I can say.
Except I loved every minute of it.
Now I’m getting help editing it already, but now that it’s finished if anybody would like to beta-read and help me with the problem of 1. scenes to cut and 2. scenes to lengthen/add, I’d really appreciate the input. If so, email me at the-shieldmaiden(at)hotmail(dot)com with the subject line ‘Monster.’
And now I’ll go…live my life, I guess…or curl up on the couch and stare off into the middle distance for a few years….