Ding Dong the Draft is DONE!
Yesterday I typed THE END for book two of my Aether Chronicles series.
I was really afraid I wasn’t going to make it.
Well, technically I didn’t since my self-imposed goal was actually December 31, but Jan 2 isn’t too shabby.
91k in 2 months and 2 days isn’t shabby at all.
However, I’m not anywhere near done.
For the sake of vomiting out this draft and getting it on paper I glossed over some things….mostly the technical aspects and proper part names of the airships. I will be spending this week researching all the things I didn’t research and filling in all the blanks I left. I’ve never done that before and I’m not sure I liked doing it. Certainly it took me out of my comfort zone.
I also need to clean up all the errors. I am really bad about leaving out words, writing the wrong words, and the like.
Then, it’s off to a couple of betas.
Book 2 was tricky for me, mostly because I had to take it in a direction other than I’d originally intended and I really, really, really pantsed it. Usually I know how a book begins and ends and just have to pants the middle. Not so with this book…
It also didn’t end where I wanted to, and took some twists and turns I hadn’t planned on.
We’ll see how it all goes. Hopefully it’s for the better.
Now…back to filling in those blanks.