It has finally happened! I have a complete first draft of my novel today. Now I entrust it to my critique group. Hopefully when we meet next month the faults they find are reparable!
From their earlier critiques on portions they had read, they suggested structural changes to improve the flow. That was addressed among others.
While they’re on task, I still need to research a bit more to ensure details are accurate. My biggest concern at the moment is book length. I’m striving for novel-length, but my word count is shy of the threshold of 80,000. I’m sure the feedback will provide ideas for addressing that.
As to what the novel is about, I will discuss that in future posts.