I finished my novel yesterday!

...is kind of an absurd statement. I mean, yeah.  I finished the first draft of my novel, and will be printing out that draft later tonight to start work on the second draft.  But the thing is, novels aren't really finished once you get through one draft.  I think the first draft is actually kind of the easy part -- it's like, yeah, it's possible to fuck up the first draft in such a way as to destroy your ability to create a good bo0k, but the best first draft in history is still only the raw material for a more complex revised novel.

So I'll be getting started on the first stage of that revision tonight, and will hopefully be finished by the end of the month.  Then I guess I'll see where I stand?

Talk to you (about The Matrix) tomorrow.