My apologies for the lateness of this post.
And the sequel adventures march onward…
I’ve spent the last week taking that completed draft and attempting to make it fit for human consumption.
This included putting in the proper names for ship parts, adding a few literary quotes/references, adding in some proper Victorian terms, and fixing any errors I came across.
The draft is by no means perfect or finished, but off to the beta readers it goes.
Some of them were quite excited about it. The day after I tweeted that I finished the draft I got an email from a beta going, “Saw it’s done, where is it?” LOVE LOVE LOVE such enthusiasm. I hope everyone likes it.
The synopsis has also been written. Often I’ll work off at the very least a skeleton of a synopsis, but this story has been so wonky in so many respects that I had to actually finish the draft because I *didn’t know how it ended*.
I’m still not sure if the first chapter works, we’ll have to see. I listened to “Through Glass” by Stone Sour on endless loop through much of my December drafting (with a dash of Emilie Autumn for Steampunk-spiration) and I think it shows.
Now, to get those first three chapters and the synopsis off to my editor….