Monday, July 6, 2009

After the draft

1. Relief

"It's done! I can't believe I finally finished it. It's got a beginning, middle and end. Oh my gosh, it's really done! Whew...time to relax."

2. Elation

"This is really good. Wow, I'm impressed with myself. I, I KNOW this is the best thing I've ever written. This will totally knock everyone's socks off!"

3. Doubt

"My agent'll like this. I think. Yeah, sure, sure. I mean, I'm pretty sure she will. We talked about something like this and maybe it's not exactly like that...uh-oh. She's gonna hate this."

4. Despair

"Why oh why did I send it already? Can I get it back? Can the post office un-deliver it? Maybe I should email her and tell her not to read it. Damn, I should never have written the thing in the first place."