I completed the first draft of Ben Bones & The Twin Pistols. The story is resolved, exactly where I wanted to get to. Justice has been served and poor old Ben Bones is shorted once again.
I want to put the book aside for at least a couple of weeks to give the ideas time to settle. That hiatus also gives me time to develop ideas for what to fix in the story and/or the writing, and to figure out where to attack these fixes. I want to “enrich” the story with more description of places, including tactile and aromatic aspects.
Basically what I’m saying is that the story is done, but now it’s time to dig back in and do a whole lot more work to bring the book to its final form.
Meanwhile, NaNoWriMo is here (almost) and I’ve been wanting to do that again this year. The problem is that the projects I have on my list are all bigger than a one month Nano effort. I’ll report back on this later.