71,200 words (no holes or parts left that need fleshing out)
285 pages
25 Chapters

Last night, with Melissa’s help, I was able to fill in the last missing section.

This was the last of the second drafts. The last of the hidden drafts. It’s time to start showing it to people.

I was going to post it publicly online for peer review but when I suggested it on people started flipping out. Maybe old media, even print, is scared enough of new media that leaking the whole thing might be an obstacle to publication.

I still want to put it in front of readers before I put it in front of writers, but I’ll hide it behind the only message board I’m a part of.

Of course, if anyone reading this wants a copy of the word file, just let me know.

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  1. I think the sfandf group flip-out was a little much. I don’t see the harm in shopping a few isolated chapters around. Maybe they’re just freaked ’cause you have a WHOLE BOOK written and ready for review 馃檪

    Comment by mollymillions — October 8, 2007 @ 11:44 am

  2. i’m interested, and i’m not a writer, but i can’t promise a speedy reply with notes. however, i’d like to read it and might be able to give a different perspective to the others who review it. let me know if you need my email.

    Comment by bottlroktt — October 8, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  3. OK. I’m going to read it, here and now. I have the time and I have some karma to work off (if you’ve read my journal today you’d understand why).

    Maybe I traveled thru time, but I have version 2.6 that you sent to me on Sept 22, 2006. Should I read that one?

    Comment by sewyrn — October 8, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

  4. Uh oh.

    Once I start to get reader feedback then draft numbers bump up to 3 so that 2.6 version must be from a divergent timeline. Better just delete it.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 8, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

  5. You should put on a red cape and goggles, and then release your novel under a creative commons license.

    It worked for Cory Doctorow.

    Comment by jonthegm — October 8, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

  6. i’m interested, and i’m not a writer, but i can’t promise a speedy reply with notes. however, i’d like to read it and might be able to give a different perspective to the others who review it. let me know if you need my email.

    Hey, my comment was going to pretty much be exactly the same. I would like to read it and give feedback if you’d like. Also, can’t promise a speedy reply. Ok, I guess now it was pointless for me to steal his comment.

    Comment by thebarefootrose — October 8, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  7. I was thinking about doing that eventually, after the series sales peter out, or if it never sells.

    I think that worked for Doctorow because he was Mr EEF, but if I gave it away that would scare away the brick and mortar crowd.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 9, 2007 @ 8:58 am

  8. The brick and mortar crowd is dying! Don’t hitch yourself to last centuries distribution apparatus!

    Comment by jonthegm — October 9, 2007 @ 9:09 am

  9. Not so much for print.
    People still like books and they don’t like reading ~300 pages off a screen.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 9, 2007 @ 10:57 am

  10. Please send me a copy…

    Comment by aliteraryaffair — October 9, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

  11. I would also love to read it.

    Comment by melampous — October 10, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  12. Im in for a copy!
    Cant wait to see what you have been working on.

    Comment by tracyakafrog — October 13, 2007 @ 11:42 am

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