This morning I finally completed the second draft. After all of the revisions the book has expanded to 15 chapters and 157 pages. It’s still short compared to other novels, but I’m pretty satisfied with the result. It’ll probably be nothing more than an afternoon read to the average reader.
I had given thought to reading it over one last time before handing it off to my readers, but have decided not to. Instead I’m going to have my wife read through it first because her opinion matters greatly to me. She’s my most important critic and I want her to have first crack at it.
I’m really looking forward to hearing what she has to say. I’ve said it before that she doesn’t like scary stuff, but she’s willing to look past that and give my story a read. I really appreciate it and hopefully she likes it.