Take a moment and think about three of your favorite horror movies. Although they all target the same emotions - fear, tension, anxiety - they attack that same goal from different angles.
Wading through thousands of words in small print, I found myself scanning for keywords that applied to my specific situation:
In every corner of America, apparently disconnected men and women suddenly develop distinct and terrifying neuroses.
Staring at the angry, snorting bull of editing and the horns of the second draft right in the face, I feel a cold sweat pooling on my forehead as I contemplate grabbing those horns and wrestling a good manuscript into submission.
I passed a major milestone in my journey yesterday - I finished my first novel-length first draft! A cyclone of conflicting emotions swept me up as I typed 'the end.'