Friday, June 15, 2012

Lost Generation is Finished

It's finished.

Like a wonderful puzzle that I've poured my soul into, the pieces have all fit together into a novel.

Lost Generation is finished.

I never anticipated what it would be like to say those words.

Ann Dee Ellis compared writing a novel to running a marathon at WIFYR two years ago. I've never run a marathon, but it sounds like a good comparirison to me. I picture training, day in and day out for the big race and then it arrives. You run. You finish. Then what?

You get ready for another race.

I guess writing is like that, because the thing I want to do most is start a new novel.