Good News

On reading a the finished first draft of my new adult mystery manuscript!

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Who gets the stomach flu in April? Kat does!

Okay, okay, enough self pity. The title of this post isn’t completely fascetious: I actually do have good news.

I have finished going through my manuscript, and it actually resembles a novel!! How cool is that? It’s such a good feeling to have a coherent whole when the writing process goes by piece by piece. The fact that all of those pieces fit together is the best feeling ever.

A year ago when I was close to finishing writing my novel (and I had yet no idea how daunting the task of editing would be), I mentioned my manuscript to my script writing professor, who then offered her services to help me with it over summer.

Due to some unfortunate circumstances involving my ever failing health, I was not able to finish my novel in time for the summer, and I thought the opportunity had been lost.

But here’s where the good news comes in! Now that I feel I have something resembling a novel, I sent her a message asking if the offer for her help still stands, even though it’s been a year since she offered. And she said yes! She is a successful Canadian author/playwrite as well as a professor and she’s going to be helping little ol’ me! *screams in joy*

I feel like with her help, my manuscript will actually stand a chance against the millions of other unpublished manuscripts out there.

Good news indeed.

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