NOVEL UPDATE 8/2/14…
The other chapters are on my tablet now. It took some frustrating effort to transfer all the files into a program that will allow me to simply read them without all the editing tools cluttering the page.
My characters are active again. They’re alive and speaking. Reading it is like finding a lost friend after years of separation. We’re reunited, living old times together.
Some sections make me wince with literary pain. Others leave me chuckling as I remember the fun I had writing them. It’s very hard not to edit as I go along. However, after several years, it will take a major series of revisions to make it a product worthy of serious consideration. Right now, I just have to finish reading it. Then I will decide whether to start revising it and writing it all the way through, or finishing it and going back to do the revisions.
We work too hard these days. Often, we forget the things we’ve done along the way which count as fun. I’m glad I’ve learned how to play again.