Draft 2 is done! Long live draft 2!
Or something like that. The point being that I reached the end of the first draft. It’s all typed in!
There’s a bajillion* asterisks I still have to go back and take care of before it’s really finished, but after yesterday’s rather pathetic and self-pitying post, this feels like a nice, solid achievement. It was definitely a bit of a slog at the end, there, but after a fair bit of culling and some more mental twists and turns to figure out what was really going on, I think it’s now in a much better place. I’m still on the fence about the very final couple pages, whether the reader will already be there or not, but that will have to wait for actual readers, and I’m that much closer!
* At least.