Writing is rewriting.
I just completed the 4th draft of the YA novel The Deer Shed. One more pass through, and it should be ready for publishing.
The Deer Shed is a romance, well, the dream of a smart, unpopular kid of a romance with the captain of the cheerleading squad until one day he realizes the reality of it could come true, but it won't be easy.
This is a novel I would not normally write. Most of my novels fall into the category of adult fiction, but nonetheless, the genre always chooses me.
Although all the magic happens in the rewrites, it always makes me nervous -- and that's probably the route all the procrastinating -- doubting if I can actually pull it off, write the story I hope to tell.
Right now, it's just about trying loose ends up, adding a little literary flare, and getting the manuscript ready for print.
Up next, the novel Condo Joe, a hilarious, horrifying and heartwarming novel about a marine biologist who must be stopped after his misfortunes turns him on the town of Charleston, SC, terrorizing the locals and tourists.