Like hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, I’ve been taking part in National Novel Writing Month, during which I pledged to write 50,000 words of a new novel. And I did it.
You may noticed the lack of exclamation point at the end of the previous sentence. That’s because I’m too tired for excitement.
Also, my goal was never 50K — it was a completed novel. I have over 60,000 words and counting. Even better, I’ll finish Alien Contact for Heroines easily in a couple days, baring unforeseen circumstances.
- You may wonder what comes next. First off, I’ll reintroduce myself to my wife and family.
- Next, I’ll let the first draft lie fallow until after New Year’s Day, at which time I’ll begin editing it.
- After several rounds of editing, I’ll request a few Beta readers to give me their impressions and tell me what an idiot I was for forgetting the name of my heroine’s cat, etc.
But for now, I just wanted the validation of being validated.
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Alien Contact for Heroines is book 4 (or maybe three, depending on how quickly publishers get back to me) in the Alien Contact for Idiots series — great science fiction with romance and humor!