The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer
mnfaure

Let me revel in this feeling

I have done it!

I have FINALLLLLLLLY finished To Be Undone, a book idea that occurred to me when we still lived in Sancerre, before we ever went to live in Mayotte and I started Witherwilds.  I think, in fact, I started to get the idea for it before even finishing The Traveler's Daughter.   To Be Undone was to be the book I wrote for myself, not sharing chapters on the OWW or giving it to critters until I had written an entire draft.  The OWW taught me so much about writing, but it also taught it me that it was easy to fall into the trap of "writing for the crit."  I wanted to avoid that with To Be Undone.



I actually "finished" the book in Sancerre but the ending was a bit rushed, and I knew it needed a few more chapters to make it richer and more fulfilling.  Well, it has those chapters and a better ending now. We shall see if it is ready to transport readers.


I will be interested in getting that kind of feedback because I really don't think I accomplished one thing that I was aiming for. However, after thinking about it and struggling with it, I don't think the thing I wanted could have been done any more thoroughly without changing the story more too much.  So now it is what it is, and HOORAY! It is done.

For now. Like I said, let me revel in the feeling of writing THE END.
Tags: accomplishments, huzzah, that thing called writing, to be undone
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