The rough draft is done

The Ghost in the Machine is now a complete story. It needs a lot of work. I already know much of what needs to change. I went into this novel knowing very little about the brain, beyond a 30-year-old physiological psychology class. Since the end of NaNoWriMo, I’ve taken time to educate myself, which will both inform and change the story. But I was careful not to let the story changes I knew could be coming overwhelm the overall story arc, which I think will remain intact.

There’s still a lot of work left to do. My graphic artist friend is working on the cover. I have a ton of rewriting and brand-new writing to accomplish. But I’ve told a story. I wouldn’t want to let it out in the wild just now, but, if worse came to worse, I could and not feel totally ashamed.

I may take a little time off before I start the rewrite, but not much. I want to keep the momentum going. Plus, the cover is on the way. I’d like to have a second draft ready when it’s done.

3 Responses to The rough draft is done

  1. Chris says:

    That’s great! But won’t The Police (the band, not the law enforcement agency) have something to say about your title? Or Arthur Koestler? Can’t wait to get my signed first edition…

  2. Dan Radmacher says:

    Luckily, you can’t copyright titles.

  3. Congrats on finishing your rough draft, Dan!

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