I DID IT! WOW! Oh, how my hands are hurting and my brain is fried extra crisp… but, I DID IT!
Now that the stress of meeting a particular goal, the “real” writing begins. Now, I go back and tackle that scene that had me stymied. Now, I start reading what I’ve written and making necessary corrections. Oh, and I need to add some bridgework here and there to tie it in with its sister manuscript “Gateway East”.
It is said both that the past has no bearing on the future, and that it is the past that makes the future. In “Gateway East” the war ended, the monuments were dedicated, and life moved on. In “Where Honor Lies” we see the true toll of war… that it affects those involved for a lifetime – or longer.
When all is said and done, these two novels should work together seamlessly while at the same time remaining completely separate from one another. And, the mantle will be passed onto a new generation, on a new world, filled with hope of not repeating the past that they were born into. We’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, this very tired and sleep deprived author is going to go home and tuck into a nice warm bed and crash for a few hours. Then, tonight, I’m going to take myself out for a celebration! I still have my birthday gift card, and it’s just enough for me to get a meal.
G’night! and happy Nano-ing to ALL!