What are we celebrating?
Well, first, the forum troll seems to have wandered off--and thank you all for your support and good wishes. For those of you who wanted to do something--mostly, (and only if you have time), make your vote count. If you have an amazon.com account, go in to my page (or C.S. Marks') and vote 'yes' for the reviews you like, and 'no' for those that you think are abrasive, cruel, or unhelpful--it's that simple. For the most part, although the troll did a lot of superficial damage, I don't think it got into anything structural--it looks as though the integrity of my work and everybody else's reviews will still stand. So I'm celebrating living through a forum troll hit--huzzah! And I didn't have to kill anything, virtual or otherwise!
Well, it will be a week before I send the text to Eric for the first read through, and there will be two more revisions after that, and a lot of angsting and some freaking out because this fucker has come to 793 pages and won't be any shorter by the end, and I'm just gobsmacked by the length of this puppy but, as of right now, at 1:36 a.m., Bitter Moon II: Triane's Son Reigning has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The first draft is done, and I'm a little weepy and a little stunned and a lot proud of it. This bitch ripped my heart out to write--damn, I hope it's not dreck.
And on that note, shall we all join in the traditional prayer of a completed Amy Lane work? Everybody together now:
Holy Goddess, Merciful God, LET IT NOT SUCK!!!