The rough draft is done
January 7, 2013 3 Comments
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.