It’s only taken me five months, but I have finally opened the first draft of Grandpa’s Book, which I concluded during the 2018 NaNoWriMo.
By completed, I exceeded the target 50K wordcount, though I already know this book will easily reach the 60,000 word mark.
This first draft comprises the complete story, but I knew as I ravaged at my keyboard, that I’d want to change a lot of the plot; especially one all-important scene.
So, now that Earth 101 is out looking to find an Agent home, I can finally work with the tale of Xander and Bella.
While NaNoWriMo helped me to deliver a first draft, I found the process quite harsh, to the point I couldn’t bear to even think about the story. But that has finally passed.
Recent events in my life have set the stage for a great future, and this story is a foundation for that.
It will take a good six month of revisions and editing to bring Grandpa’s Book to Query-ready, but that all begins today.
But as a little treat, here’s a snippet from the first draft and early chapter therein…
Catch you soon.