For all those who have been checking in on things, the novel’s first draft is completed! It sits at roughly 112,000 words and has been machine spell checked, which means it’s time to read my own book three or four times until I know it’s all in there correctly from a continuity and plot perspective. After that’s done, the nitty gritty grammatical and spelling stuff the machine misses (which are legion) get handled in another couple passes.
I hope I like it. I’m going to be reading it enough!