It sure has been a long road, hasn’t it? I tell you, there were some times that I thought we’d never make it here. A few times, I thought you’d be the end of me and other times I thought of tossing you into the fireplace. But through it all...here we are.
Remember how I changed the opening scene four times? That was traumatic for us both. Or how about edit #4—the longest edit of my life, but we both made it out on the other side. I’ll never forget the time, I lost my flash drive and all the progress I’d made during that two weeks had just disappeared. Then, a week into re-doing everything—I found it. Crazy times.
My fondest memory of our time together was when I wrote the words, THE END on the very last page. It was exhilarating to have come all that way and stamp it as done. From zero to 120K words. One of the most trying parts of our time together was when I changed the relationship status of two of the main characters—remember that? Fixing that change took ages. Just when I thought we had it all worked out—I’d find another reference to the old.
It has been quite a journey, one that will stay with me for as long as I live and one that has taught me as much about myself, as it has about my craft. One of the reasons I am writing this letter is because I want to thank you for the memories and share you with the world.