So I think it's time for a celebration! Of course, the whole thing sucks, but it's a first draft. It's SUPPOSED to suck. But I'm proud that it sucks with a beginning, a middle, and an ending. It's a complete array of suck, and that's an accomplishment.
I'm saying this somewhat tongue in cheek, but I really do believe in what I say. I remember finishing my first book, reading it over, and feeling embarrassed at the suck instead of feeling proud that I wrote a whole book! Full of words! And it wasn't all "sparkle sparkle sparkle sparkle spar-CALL!" Although in retrospect, I might write that book. It might be fun.
So I'm choosing to embrace the suck. Because I've got lots of ideas to make it NOT suck, and I can't wait to implement them, and really, can anything with carnivorous plants be truly sucky? Of course it can't.
So without further ado, here's my new mascot:
He's not very articulate, but that's okay. He's a first draft mascot. Once my manuscripts are all sparkly, they get a new mascot:
It's like fate or something. How're you all doing on your goals? I wants to know!