Today I finished the semi-final draft of Chapter 1 of the novel. It has seen extensive revision and, just today, a re-ordering of events. It is on its way to my son, my co-author, for his look at this version. When he answers the questions I have about it and comes up with his own questions for me, we will have this chapter done.
Only 39 more to go!
The critiques I have gotten at Scribophile have been extremely useful It’s a slow process to get critiques, but it is worth the wait. Chapter 1 received 10 critiques, and each of them had something that helped me see my way through the revision process. So far I have only posted chapters 1-4, wanting to revise later chapters based on advice I get on these first chapters before posting new ones.
Anyway, this is progress — even if it is very, very slow!