I took my daughter to a drama lab last night, it was awesome. I was really impressed with her participation in a group that was older than her. She jumped right in and read her parts in the plays the group wanted to share without hesitation. I’m a proud Dad.
I also have been writing quite a bit. I wrote my romance chapter, of course, took it to critique group where they kicked my butt and gave me some suggestions for rewriting. So I rewrote the entire chapter except for some good lines I wanted to keep.
I also did second revision on Chapters 37-40.
I have 11 more chapters to revise, and probably 4 or maybe 5 Captain’s Log chapters to write.
After that I print the entire book, chapter by chapter and do my own hardcopy edit. Once that’s done, all 55 chapters, I will enter my edits into the computer and call it a finished product.
Then I’ll need two or three beta readers to read the book for me, checking for any errors I might have missed, on my science and math, and looking for any plot holes.
Once I get the reports back from the beta readers, I make any changes I like from their suggestions/fixes, then it is REALLY in final copy.
After that I ship the first 50 pages off to Jabberwocky and wait to see if I pick up an agent.
It’s all seeming a lot closer when I type it out like this. Hopefully “soon” it will be done.