Sunday, 2 October 2011

HALF-LIFE WHOLE LOT CLOSER TO THE END


Our Man has finished the first draft of his novel, working title Half-life, or #halflifebook on twitter. But there is still a bucket of rewriting to be done before he can let it loose on the beta readers*, let alone you, gentle non-beta readers. Right now, Our Man is toying with getting the narrator's voice right. Then he'll have to get stuck in to clean up the draft, make sure the characters behave themselves and the story makes some kind of sense. Although he may skip that last bit. Give him a week or two, eh? Anyway, many thanks to Dan Ryan who is labouring away as editor in Brisbane, California, trying to figure out what the hell is going on in the book, as Our Man potters about here.

What's this novel-writing lark all about? Damned if Our Man knows, but he saw the poster, lifted from here, and thought that was something to do with it.

*Not sure what beta readers are, but whatever they are, they will have to wait a bit more.

2 comments:

tdes said...

I'm really looking forward to reading it!

BiggerInJapan said...

oh man, you sure know how to keep us waiting!