Well, today is the first day of the New Year. January 1, 2010. One can only hope that 2010 will be better than 2009.
I finished the first draft of my manuscript on December 27, 2009. For some reason, I thought I'd feed a little more elated and less daunted by all the work that lies ahead. Now I have to revise. I have to edit. I have to actually let people read it (up until now I've been very adamant about keeping my book personal). Writing a novel is an effort that takes an extraordinary amount of time and creative energy. It's hard to accept criticism, when you've put so much work into something. However, criticism will make me a better writer, so I'm just going to have to grit my teeth and send it off.
Last week I caved in and read the Hunger Games, after reading review after review saying how great it was. I've never been much for sci-fi, but I wasn't disappointing. It's a great YA read! The writing wasn't particularly artful or poetic, but the plain, steady prose fit perfectly with the plot and the characters. Can't wait to read the next one.
Well, that's about all I can think of to write about today. Hope everyone has a great start of 2010!