May I have a huge drumroll, please? As of 2:30 this afternoon I have finished the first draft of "Yankee Reconstructed."
I cannot tell you how relieved I am to know what happened to all those characters who have been giving me fits for months
The book, itself, of course, is just now starting its own long march to fame and fortune. i will edit it at least once before the end of the month. Then off the first half of it will go to my editor, with questions about whether the story is working. Does the beginning make a reader want to keep reading? If not, the first half gets re-worked. If she wants to know more, I'll send her the second half. Then back and forth we'll go on corrections large and small.
During the next couple of months, a talented graphic artist will be working on a book cover and on a trailer to be used to promote the book before publication and after. And then when all that work is done, we'll move to the layout phase, choosing book size, fonts, and other little niceties that make the book look professional. And THEN comes actual production of paper versions and digital editions.
So - - - there's a long way to go! But the good news is still that we now have something to work on. So, start beating those drums, please.