I finished writing my first thriller novel this morning. As with all my first drafts, it’s an ugly beast. I know of at least one character I abandoned somewhere around the 3/4 mark because I realized he was essentially a twin to my main character’s sidekick/secondary antagonist. And the book has other problems, namely that I started it as a young adult novel and ended up with something more like new adult or just straight adult.
Regardless (in SC we say irregardless), I’m pleased with it, and still excited about the concept. I’ll return to it sometime in the spring after I’ve completed the 7th draft of a little novel called The Doolands and possibly another draft on a book called Drawn.