A little over a year ago, I sat down to re-draft my sci-fi novel. Something I didn’t think I’d do, but it felt like the right thing and I have to say the process has been really interesting.
Right now I’m in the last 10K and if I keep working at this pace it’ll be ‘finished’ by Christmas. I think I can say that now.
So while I’m still going, and there are one or two things I need to go back and do even once I get to the last chapter, but already my brain is starting to think about next steps…
First thing will be a quick look for all the words I tend to get wrong. Then I think it’ll be giving it to some beta readers to see what’s working, what’s not and what’s confusing the heck out of people.
After that? Well I suppose it depends on what the beta readers say. The draft that comes from that, will be my fourth draft. I’ll admit I’m hoping that’ll be the last for this novel.