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An “Almost” First Draft

Today, eight months since I began writing it, I have an “almost” first draft of Titan’s Brood.  Three hundred twenty manuscript pages (73, 812 words), it is now ready to be put on the shelf for a month or two.  I know I’ve reached that stage when I begin haggling with myself over a few words I’ve changed five or six times already, only to return to the original.  Sometime in October, I’ll print it out and go over it one more time (50 pages a day), then forward it to the fellow in New York who will tell me what’s wrong with it.  Work on the final draft will probably start around the first of next year. Continue reading