Saturday, February 16, 2008

Finished!!!

Big news! Big news! Yesterday afternoon, during my lunch break, I finished writing the first draft of The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell. Finally! It feels good to finally have that one in the can.

Of course, it's not finished-finished, if you know what I mean. I still have a few chapters left to type up (I do my 1st drafts longhand in a notebook), and then I'll have to rewrite and edit it. Nevertheless, the basic story is down, and I'm pretty happy with it.

One change I've already made is to the title. It used to be The 25 Demons You Meet In Hell, but I realized I didn't need that many demons. I like the new title better, because that makes it a much closer spoof title to Mitch Ablom's The 5 People You Meet In Heaven. Right away, you'll know you're in for something metaphysical yet funny. I like that kind of story.

I'm still writing Cupidity; I'm on chapter 27, and I estimate there will be 30 chapters when I reach the end. I should have that one done by early March.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Well done!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Oh you are so funny, i.e. "I realized I didn't need that many demons." I am on board with the title alone. Hurray for Timothy!

Miya said...

Congrats! Finishing a first draft is a wonderful accomplishment, considering I can't even get my ideas out of my head and onto scratch paper to begin with! Well done, Tim!