Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Draft

Before I left residency, I had to leave a draft of my novel (which I plan to make my creative thesis) with my new advisor.



It was a lot bigger than I expected -- 398 pages.

Um.

I expect that it needs to be less than half that length for the story I'm trying to tell. And then there's that other pesky issue -- committing to one story out of all this jumble.

It's going to be fine. I have faith in myself. But this is my work for the next semester, to cut and reinvent and maybe even start from scratch. Yipes.

2 comments:

Gwenda said...

Your novel is going to be _fabulous_, I have no doubt.

Rachel Wilson said...

You are too good, Gwenda. Too good.