Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Finished "Jaguar's Realm"...


Jibacoa Beach at Night
Originally uploaded by heyjohngreen

Well, the first draft at least...typed the final sentence.

The polishing comes next but compared to the original act of writing, that's easy.

The final scene is set on Jibacoa beach, east of Havana, at sundown as our hero struggles for his last chance to escape...

And that's all I'm going to say about 'Jaguar's Realm' for quite a while. It's taken over a year to write, what with one thing and another. I feel quite drained now, actually. Need a good break to get the creative juices going again.

Now to read the ms aloud to my teenage daughter and see if it's hitting all the right buttons. (I can't recommend this enough for polishing a ms. You get an immediate audience reaction, and when something doesn't work you get that puzzled look...Huhhhh?)

4 comments:

Lucas said...

WOW! Sounds good. Congratulations on finishing...the first draft. :D
This explains why you disappeared for a bit. :)

Lukas...

MG said...

Hey Luke! Thanks for the encouragement. We went to Cornwall for the weekend and wrote most of the final chapters there.

Lucas said...

CORNWALL!
I LOVE cornwall! Where did you go? I love st. Ives. great beach!oh and has a great fries place. :D

Rocrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Congrats! Hope you're still floating kitey-high!