World War II Novel

My posts have been pretty sparse over the past few months so you may be wondering what I’ve been doing. Well, I’ve been writing a novel and a couple weeks ago I finished the first draft. Tons of work remains, but I’m excited that the skeleton is built and I’ve added a few organs and muscles here and there. I dig the skeleton.

I don’t want to say too much about it at this point but I can tell you this: it takes place in Germany during 1943. Some Nazis get shot. There’s a love story. It ends happily — for some of the characters. It turns out very badly for others.

As I was writing the first draft, by the time I was halfway through several characters still didn’t have names. I called them, for instance, “German #1″ and “German #2.” So the first order of business in the second draft will be to give everyone their names. Then I have to flesh out the story and the characters a bit and solve a few problems with continuity.

When the second draft complete I will be looking for volunteer readers…

2 comments

  1. Miguel’s avatar

    Willing reader here with solid knowledge of context – German kultur; SA, SS, and Wermacht stuff: military history of WW II in the European theatre, shaky on love story -

  2. wisco’s avatar

    Thanks man, I’ll take you up on that. It’ll be a few months before I have my second draft ready. Hopefully not more than six.

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