Last night, I completed the first draft of At Fault! I was riding in a truck and listening to “Freebird” at the time. I thought it was appropriate given the Southern setting of the book.
Allow me to take a moment to celebrate.
Okay, so I didn’t just save Christmas, but I thought the Snoopy dance was appropriate.
Now that the celebration is finished, it’s time to get to the real work: rewriting and editing.
As Laura Daley, my writing partner on Riding Fear Free and I discussed recently, writers rewrite. The first draft is called a “rough” draft for a reason. As my husband says, you have to have the rock before you can make Rock Soup. You’ve got to have something in the pot to work with, to invite the interest and talents of your readers and editors so that you can produce your best work (or soup) possible.
For the next few months, I’ll be adding the interesting, tasty ingredients to At Fault and getting the input of professional criticizers…er editors. And then, it will be read to share with everyone. I’m so excited!
In the meantime, Laura and I will be finishing up Riding Fear Free and releasing it sometime around July 15. If you are a fearful rider, help is on the way!