It’s been a year since I printed out the manuscript for a new novel. It’s been a lot longer than that since I printed out the manuscript for a new science fiction novel, but here it is, all 394 pages of it.
I get to read this over the next few days while doing final revisions. Given the additional work — and the 9,000(!) additional words — that have gone into it over the last two-and-a-half weeks, I’m desperately hoping it still hangs together. For scheduling reasons, I need it to be “done” on Monday.
Wish me luck. Wish me confidence while you’re at it, because confidence is something that tends to wax and wane on projects like this. I loved this story a month ago. I hope to find I still do.