Complete. Sent. Await gradation and certification, then packed up and booted into the real world. Mood: placid with a hint of terror. I don’t feel like taking the project on further, but it’s been instructive and entertaining to write, despite last-minute rewrites and wobbles.
This is the part where I say ‘what I learned’ and how I plan to hone these skills in my future writing. Well, it should be, but I want to relax for now, having finished only 24hrs ago, fergodsake. Plus I still have an essay, and that content is reserved for further gradation and certification. What irritated me was my name had been left off the list of people expected at the school office, and the receptionist had to add me. That smarted.
The experience left me eager to return to fiction, so after this I want to resume full-speed ahead on my novel. The painful reality of writing a novel is knowing most people are working on a novel, and getting one published really does take an act of God. Still, I am tooling up to make writing my career (well, it has always been, only no money), so I need to take a less disparaging outlook and get a pair of positive blinkers. End of.