I finished the second draft of Xenofall this afternoon. It took a lot longer than I thought, but in the end, I think the book is a lot stronger than before – especially the ending.
On the first draft, I wrote an ending that I envisioned, but almost completely threw it out and wrote something that was completely unexpected. I like this ending a lot better, because I feel like it’s a lot more emotional and real.
Now, the goal is to get as much as I can done by the 14th. If I’m superhuman (which I doubt), it’ll be done by the 7th. I still plan on going through two more drafts (per usual).
Hopefully, the next through edits will go more smoothly. Usually they do, because doing the second draft is the hardest part because there’s more stuff to fix, and large sections that have to be rewritten.
Hopefully, not much of that will have to be done for the next read-throughs. I’m just ready for the release! It will probably come out later this month.