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…