After the little crunch a fortnight ago, when the last chapter and Epilogue didn’t move, and I realised I had to buckle down and get a, well, try to make a brilliant finish of the thing … after that, it’s been an intriguing odyssey.
In many ways, I’ve felt a real synergy between the first parts, the ‘Fragments of a Song’ and the final, concluding parts. Both sections started moving together, and it’s been exciting to hope that they’re fitting as almost book-ends to the body of the story.
The first draft has made it through my primary reader, anyway, and is moving into the hands of other reading pals. I know already what finessing I want to do, over the coming month, but more perceptive readers may have extra insights as to a good strategy to move along with. I hope so, of course, but there’s always that part of a writer, I guess, that wants their audience to adore the work.
I’ll try to be grown up about the constructive criticism ahead, hoping for the best, as normal.
Meanwhile, I can indulge myself with delight for hitting my 31st March target and achieving a first draft of Prequel. Yay!