And that’s the First, Complete Draft Done

First Draft

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First Draft

That’s quite a stack of paper…

It came in a bit under 80,000 words, but that’s fine.  I still have some filling out to do, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s chapter and the conclusion is pretty under-developed. I strongly suspect that the final word total will be closer to 90,000 than 80,000 but I am happy to have some leeway for shaping the thing.  I know there are places that are kind of flabby that could use some tightening up.  I had a real fear that I’d get to, say, 45k and have absolutely nothing left to say.  This will not, apparently, be a problem.  Saying it well, however, is going to be the real challenge…

So now, I begin editing, with two more significant chunks of writing left.  Then polishing, finalizing, and shipping the blasted thing off so I don’t have to think about it for a while!

Comments ( 2 )

  1. ReplyPaul Kimball

    Congratulations! And a bit of synchronicity, as I just completed my final draft of The Other Side of Truth (clocking in at 67,278 words). Can't wait to read yours! Paul

  2. ReplyAJ Gulyas

    Thanks, and good job on finishing up your project (which I can't wait to read as well). The biggest writing hurdle in the next draft will be Billy Meier. Literally fell asleep reading his "transcripts" last night.

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