Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm Done Ravening
I have been without home internet for the last week. Thank you ATT. So apologies to all who expected almost daily postings. Still, I think we've had some good ones this October, don't you?
I have watched both Misery and Romancing The Stone, films about writers. In each of these the author in question finishes a novel with a little ritual. They tap-tap-tap the final page, finish with "The End" and dance off, drinking a glass of champagne or smoking an expensive cigar. It's astonishing to me these people don't reread their work, edit, or proofread. Instead they just box up the manuscript and send it off to the eagerly awaiting editor. I guess wealth and fame has its privileges.
Well, last night I finished The Ravening and this afternoon, I sent it off to the editor for perusal. No ritual. Maybe I'm missing something. Still, it's good to be done. It's great to be done. And now? Am I on my way to Disneyland? Nope, now I'm outlining the sequel and working on a few short stories that have been begging attention.
So, here's to The Ravening, a tale of zombies and survival. I hope it's entertaining and I am sure I will be talking more about this in the coming months.
Would someone call me a "dirty bird"?