87,000 words, Friday the 13th, and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen

I did something this week that I've never done. Finished a first draft of a novel.

I can't say it was as exciting as finishing the Daredevil series on Netflix, and it sure wasn't anywhere close to as easy to get to the end. Way more rewarding though, and I liked that show. A lot. Even though I have been impressed with the way the Marvel universe has expanded into Netflix shows, and very pleased to see this adaptation of Daredevil is head and shoulders better than the 2003 movie, (sorry, Ben Affleck.) If you're a comic book fan, a Marvel fan, or at all into gritty superhero universes, check it out. Deborah Ann Woll and Jon Bernthal shine.

I digress.

I've got 87,000 words in a first draft and tons of work left to do. After buttressing the plot in a few places and filling in a couple of gaping plot holes I recognized on my own, I started my first editing pass this morning. See, I've also never edited a novel before. I think this might take longer than the actual writing, but I will say that editing is a whole lot easier than creating. So I've got that going for me, which is nice. 

In other news, I've got a new story up in May on Metaphorosis Magazine.

It goes live on Friday, May 13th to be exact. I haven't been this excited about Friday the 13th since Jason in space. Which if you haven't seen, is a riot. Jason X. It's got androids, Nano-bot Jason, holograms? Hell, yes. I even found a trailer for you. And I promise that my upcoming story is nothing, in any way, shape, or form, like this.