Submitted to Lady Nimue’s Months-of-the-Year Challenge: http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/challenge1-months-of-the-year-challenge/
Stepping out of myself
into a mind of my own creation,
the mind of a man,
pushing, penning toward
the finish line, toward
the last chapter, paragraph,
toward the climax,
And now the manuscript
sits untouched, neglected,
waiting for the surgeon’s scalpel.
The author meantime
plays with poetry.
Last year in the desert I set a firm goal for myself to finish the first draft of The Sin of His Father by the end of April. A good deal of time and energy went into accomplishing this task and it happened. I even had time for a quick edit. When I returned to Reno, I gave it to a writing friend for edit and critique. She was so good about getting it back to me in a timely manner and now I’m starting to feel really guilty about not tackling the huge task that awaits me. So, in a month, when I’m back in the desert….
As an aside: I’ve written this novel from a male point of view.