This past Friday I finished a set of revisions to a YA contemporary manuscript I've been working on for the past six weeks. This book has plagued me for the better part of a year. It's been tossed around to critique partners, hacked down to bare bones, and built back up, only for me to do it all over again. Even when I put it aside to work on my Spec. Fiction pieces, it festers in the back of my mind, egging me on, daring me to make the characters stronger, more flawed, more complex. And now it's done, officially revised to completion . . . for now anyway!
The best part? Saturday morning I climbed out of bed and got to write the first word, of the first sentence, in the first chapter of a brand new YA contemporary. Starting something new, knowing that I have a new set of characters leading the way is an indescribable high for me. In fact, it may just be better than coffee!