I’m nearly a month behind schedule. But, I printed a draft of The Compass Code yesterday, and I’m ready to dive into editing it. It needs a LOT of work. There are several plot lines that still need tying up in order to bring all the action together at the end of the book. That is, if I want it to make any sense, anyway.
Even though I know it’s still a mess inside, I think all 345 pages are the most beautiful things I’ve ever held in my hands (well, except for the smallish bipedal beings, but it’s been a long time since they fit in my hands). I’m sure I’ll change my mind about that in the coming days and weeks.
Today I’m just going to bask in satisfaction while sitting here next to my novel. I’ll be back at it tomorrow, armed with highlighters, a red pen, post-it notes, and inspiration. And coffee.