I’ve told the story before. Twenty years ago, almost to the day, I started writing a story with a friend. We were going to call it Once Upon a Saturn Moon. Two warring races and human astronauts caught in the middle. We wrote exactly three chapters before losing interest. I dusted it off a few times over the years, but it was only this year that I got serious about it.
I got distracted along the way. I wrote the prequel, The Fall of Saar and started a serial, The Book of Fawla. I barely wrote anything over the summer. But I made a New Year’s Resolution to finish this book this year. I was determined to keep it.
And at 8:42 this morning, I did. Once the baby fell asleep for his morning nap, I sat down and powered through the final 1400 words to finish the story off at 51,000 words. My childhood dream has finally come true. I’ve written a novel. It’s official. I’m a novelist.
Of course, there is still a lot of work to do. Chapters one and six both need rewrites. I haven’t even started editing the final two-thirds of the book. But the first draft is finished. I hope to have it available for sale by the end of February. My birthday is February 26. It can be my birthday present for myself.
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