Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Thus do I make progress and find myself hurtling (figuratively) towards the final turning point and then to the climax. Huzzah! The end is still a few months off at my snail's pace, but I can smell it. In fact, I've even found a section from the previous draft that can be extracted and reused in the chapter I'm next to write. If I can find more little buds to survive my loppers I'll be well pleased. I had thought I wouldn't need to rewrite as much of the novel as I have done -- to-date I have re-written just about the whole thing -- but like a house of cards it all fell down and was so plain awful ... Yes, I am a perfectionist.
So there you go, chapter 33 is completed and there may be as few as 5 more to follow. Surely I can't be that close to the end? Let's see. . .
PS - Isn't that the most gorgeous picture? I googled 'archer' in images and this is what came up. She actually looks somewhat like my female protagonist (who is not an archer, however). Nevertheless, I LOVE this picture. Perhaps she can be the heroine of my next novel. The art is by Kelly McLarnon.