This week was a tough one, writing-wise. As mentioned on our last podcast, the second novella, Skyway, takes place over a continuous 36 hour period. Because of this limitation and a lot of the moving parts having to do with plot and character, what would normally be a smooth process has been quite a struggle.
Fortunately, we are on the other side of that obstacle and nearing the finish line on this draft. There’s still one major plot challenge ahead of us, and it’s a biggie, but it’s for the right reasons. I’ll post more about that next week. However, I’m excited to get this first draft on Skyway done as soon as possible so I can go back and give it a good reshaping/polishing.
Another exciting development is we’ll be sending out our first novella, The Homecoming Incident, to our second group of Beta Readers in the next week or so. When starting with a group of Beta Readers, there is always a bit of coordination and logistics involved in getting the material to them via Kindle or other forms. That adds some time the first time you do it. After that, it goes very quickly.
This second group of Beta Readers are all within our target demographic, so I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.