Well, just moments ago I put the last word into Peter Pan: Betwixt and-Between. Yes, it's now finished for the second time. Hosah.
I'm quite glad of the revision, for it's definitely a smoother and more engaging book than its previous incarnation. A little of the credit goes to the characters. When called upon, they really came through for me. A lot of credit goes to Anon, who showed me the turbulences along with heaps of encouragement. Toward the end of the process a scene greatly improved because I tinkered it out with Anon via email. (I shared it as per it containing the result of a particular good suggestion.) Much must go to Barrie and a bit to James Fenimore Cooper. And lastly, I suppose, to whatever it is that makes me write.
The second word tally is one shy of ending in a 100. It just qualifies for a novel at 50,099. Not that it should be ascribed any sort of significance, but I cannot help but think of the upcomming centennial of the publication Peter and Wendy. It's just one year away and here I am one word shy of 100.
I shall, naturally, read it through as a whole again. Especially since I tinkered around in the middle bits here and there after the revise-through.
And then (as you probably know by now) it's off to Andrea Jones, author of Hook & Jill. I'm looking forward to her critique of it. She has such a wonderful perspective, approach and understanding of Barrie's world and I'm eager to share what I have wrought with the pieces of imagination I had available.
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