I’m not really sure why I’m so surprised that my rough draft is so … rough.
But it is, and I am.
Okay, not too surprised. I do need to pull out an entire section (trust me, it doesn’t work) and delete an entire character (he’ll just have to wait for another book/series). I was hoping that the structure, at least, was solid, if not the prose.
But I slept on it. In the morning, things looked brighter (as things tend to do). I have a sense of what the story and the revision need and how that will cascade into the other two novellas in Coffee & Ghosts Season Four.
Again, I’m writing at the speed of tortoise, but I’m nevertheless pleased with my progress this week.