So, this past week I finished the draft of Love is not free. The price is 99 cents. I feel pretty good about it, but it’s always so hard to tell when I’m still so close to it. A couple of days ago I found some of my old (never published) novels written more than ten years ago. The pretension was as obvious as the many typos, but at the time I remember feeling quite confident about them. I guess this is a good thing–I wouldn’t want to look back and realize that my best work is destined to be long behind me. But right now, Love is not free… needs to sit in a dark room for a few months before I can come back to it. I’ll return to Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World? and focus on that until it’s ready to be published. It seems quite certain that Stuart will be ready some time next year, hopefully not too late in the year–Daniel and I started working on that more than two years ago and thought it would be ready in under 12 months. And I’d hope that Love is not free… should also be ready sometime in 2014.
Anyhow, it’s nice to have two drafts complete and ready to be revised over the next months/years. The revision process is far less demanding, and I’ve already got a good start on Stuart. So, all looks good for next year.