The first draft of Scab Amongst the Stars formerly The Lucid Hosts/The Prescient Guard/Genocide Moon is complete!!!! Hopefully this is the final name change, LOL. It's far from finished (I've got 3 more drafts ahead of me) but at least the first draft is done, and that's the on that takes the longest. My goal is to have all the subsequent drafts done by the end of 2018. Not bad for a workin' stiff like me!
The project I'm working on (formerly The Lucid Hosts and The Prescient Guard) is 1/3 of the way done. It is separated into 3 roughly equal parts and I'm in the most difficult period of writing a novel: the newness of the idea can't propel me, but I'm not close enough to the finish line to be drawn forward. But I'm plugging away at it. My goal is draft #1 done by the end of '17. Trying to fit writing around a full time job, a marriage, and raising two young children makes for slow progress, but a deeply satisfying feeling when it's complete!
After 13 months of labor I completed all my coursework for the Algonkian Novel Writing Program and turned it in today! I am excited for the feedback and further molding (and strengthening) of The Prescient Guard. There is much work to be done, but my goal is the have the first draft of the full manuscript done a year from now. In the meantime, I mean to give my poor ol' neglected blog some love, and maybe write a short story or two!