I think I've settled on Genocide Moon as my title. The 3rd draft is done, in the hands of the beta readers (many thanks to the betas!). I'm very excited to be working with an editor (who shall remain nameless unless she gives me permission to mention her name) after the final post-beta tweaks are complete. The formal edit will be late July. I'll start sending out queries in Aug/Sept! I'll keep everyone posted!!
Alright. I give up trying to name this damn thing. We will just say "the book with the changing title" is on its third draft, about 100 pages in. After this one, I'll get a copy edit, finish my query letter and start sending them out. Hopefully by then I'll have settled on a title *shrug*.
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!