Friday, January 23, 2015

Fracking Justice draft is done! Long live Fracking Justice

WATKINS GLEN, New York - The final touches to the final draft of Fracking Justice were put on 10 minutes ago.

The suggestions of the five Beta readers are incorporated, literary stumbling blocks removed (or moved) and the new epilog written.

Thank God!

The draft now goes to Adm. Fox for her editing, followed by a close proofreading. And then it's off to the publisher.

As some point - maybe in the preface or the acknowledgements section of the book - I will have some specific things to say about how much the Beta readers helped make the book stronger. But it was a good process that helped me immeasurably. And, perhaps surprisingly, they mostly agreed on a couple of key points and changes.

While Fracking Justice winds its way through the editing, proofing and publishing process I hope  to start the draft of a novel that has been burning a hole in my writing pocket since I first thought about it in the spring.

The details of it will have to wait, because now it's time to celebrate.