I officially finished the first draft of a short story last night.
It started as a flash fiction, but I was having trouble setting it aside. Then, I realized it was the final section of something much longer. That was a couple of months and eleven sections ago.
The story is set in 1978. I've never written anything that could be considered historical fiction before. The closest I've gotten is writing about socialist, revolutionary and insurance salesman James Connolly...and that was set in 2005. (Yeah, he was a clone.)
The crazy that was the 70s was starting to wind down in 1978. But there was still plenty left to go around. Especially if you grew up in the middle of nowhere, and didn't know any better.
(original video here, because it is badass but cannot be embedded)
It was a fun story to write, but I'm really glad the first draft is done. Today is a play day, then it's back to work tomorrow.
Fun 1978 music trivia fact: The guy who did this song...
...went on to write this song: