Saturday, June 13, 2020

New Novel in Final Stages

My first novel is coming along. It is tentatively called Backstop, and is a suspense thriller about a group of conspiracy researchers who discover a secret about what happened on September 11, 2001, with living proof of their discovery. Dark forces array against them as they push to bring truth to light and protect a woman who is just learning the truth about her own involvement.

Anyway, that sounds like a movie trailer. In fact it probably won’t be called Backstop. But I am still looking for the right title. I have finished the draft and sent it out to five beta readers. Currently, I am toiling on the rewrite. The next step is to get on an editor’s schedule, then another rewrite, then get the cover done. If I am diligent and a little lucky, I might have it published before the end of the year. Hopefully future books will go more smoothly once I am more familiar with the process.

So every day that I can, I go through looking at comments of the beta readers, then move forward a bit looking for specific things. It will probably take several runs through the text. None of the readers give me any input on the title, so I’m hoping for some inspiration there in this process as well. Look forward to more updates. Please subscribe; I plan to do more frequent posts from now on, for my own good as well as yours. It keeps me motivated and pushing forward in a process that has taken a long time. But hopefully, the end is near, and new beginnings can emerge, along with a book I hope you’ll enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.