Yahoo! I’ve just finished the first

2/23/07 — Yahoo! I’ve just finished the first draft of STORM MOUNTAIN, and it feels great. True, there is a TON of work to do: research, more character development, logistics, and many many rewrites. This draft is rough in the truest sense of the word; it is just a beginning.  Still, it’s a milestone, and I’ve learned over time that it is very important to celebrate those whenever they come along. So I’m going to knock off early, have some lunch, then head downtown for a mocha at my local favorite here in Corvallis, Oregon — Red Horse Coffee. Might even top it off with a chocolate covered espresso bean. Yum!