It is done. Finito. Finished.
Holland Bay Version 2.0 checked in on Mother’s Day at 90,613 words. To say that it looks nothing like the original I wrote a couple years ago is an understatement. In fact, it stopped paralleling the original about a third of the way through.
The ending is roughly the same, but without as many plot threads to wrap up. The original suffered from multiplying plotlines. A new character would appear, insist on having a backstory, and off we went.
Originally, I planned to plow through this from Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day. Well, that worked out, didn’t it?
But for now, Holland Bay sits on my tower downstairs. I will not even look at it until I’ve finished revisions on Bad Religion.
I plan to do another one this summer, something original. The Richard Bachman to my Stephen King going to work. That’s right. I have a Dick Bachman to my Steve King. And my Dick is going to write a novel.