There are three things that I'm absolutely sure of: my plot is fantastic, my characters are phenomenal and the execution of the story sucks big time. Before you go "nooooo D: It's ah-mazing! You're a fantastic writer!", you first have to understand that an idea is only the very minimal beginning; it's the way in which you show the story that really resonates. There are places in this draft copy that are awkward, poorly written, skeleton-like, and nonsensical. That's what editing is for!
So, while it looks like I'm coming to the end of the story, the journey to getting it published is still very far away. Between editing, novel swap, querying agents, selling the book, more edits, revisions, and possible rewrites, I'm having trouble even looking at Memoirs of Daniel as if it's plausible to earn representation.
Of course, that won't stop me from trying and continuing to improve the story, but... just food for thought. Maybe with the next 5,000 words, I'll feel back on top of the world again. Ah, the tumultuous life of an author...
Word Count: 65,470
Word Pages: 270
Approx. Book Pages: 261
Completed Chapter Count: 26
Musical Preference: Radiohead, Anberlin, Celtic Woman, 30 Seconds to Mars
Excerpt: There was no more pain, but his entire body was physically incapable of moving from the exhaustion that he felt.