As I’ve been going through the type-in of The Green Ribbon, I’ve been aware of a growing nervousness as The End approached. Each completed scene has taken me one step closer to that day when I let someone else read my story.
I’ve finished the type-in and it stands at 10, 743 words. It’s not quite finished though as there are three things to do: Firstly, I want to read it through and look for typos. Secondly, it needs dividing into chapters. Thirdly there is still an outstanding promise.
Outstanding promises must be dealt with! This one is a pair of candle sticks. I’d get rid of them if I could but they are integral to the first scene and I can’t see any way round them. If they stay, then they need to appear later. I think this can be achieved by the MC thinking about them – she has a lot of unbidden thoughts linked to a vet she meets. That will be enough to justify their presence.
Why I didn’t deal with this during revision I’m not sure. I knew about it. It’s as if, during revision, there is only so much I can deal with at once. Or perhaps I don’t want revision to be over because of eyes other than mine seeing those words?