Just finished reading my own novel for the first time

Some of you might remember that about six months ago, I finished the first draft of a novel. Since then, I have not thought about it at all.

But I decided that before I began revising it, I should probably read it. And…it’s okay. Structurally, it’s not as big of a mess as I thought it would be, but in general, it’s still a horrible mess. I am not going to do as much work on it as needs to be done (or I will still be working on it in ten years). My plan is to do one revision pass, over the next three months, and then be done with it and ready to move on to the next thing. So….in three months I guess I’ll let you know how that goes.

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