I updated my progress bar for The Doorlands. I am now at 90%, which puts me within 2-3 chapters of finishing the rough draft. I say 2-3 because I may add an epilogue. Otherwise, I’ve got just 2 chapters to go.
After that I will do a read through looking for major flaws. I’m already aware of at least two. The first is a simple matter of better explanation for some key concepts. The second was caused by shifting focus mid-novel. It simply requires some revised drafting for agreement’s sake between earlier chapters and later.
This book is the cleanest draft I have ever written. Maybe one day I’ll be able to pull a Heinlein of Spillane and just dash off a completed draft in a few days with almost no revisions.
— david j.