Rotten no-good cold or no rotten no-good cold, I still should finish (or nearly finish) the main draft of the new book by Oct 1, and within a week of that should have it roughly in order. (It’s not now, because of the various medical interruptions–to keep going, I wrote in whatever part of the story cooperated that day, so it’s added branches to its trunk fairly randomly. )
So: I will need some alpha readers who are strong on the structural side (the nit-picking comes later.) The rough sort I’ll do to get this out to people may not be accurate. Given my aging memory, I can’t recall who, exactly, was on the last couple of alpha-reader lists (which I’ve misplaced, you see…DUH) so if you want to trudge through 160,000 (roughly) words of very unfinished manuscript setting a trail for revision to follow, contact me by email. There will be the usual “makes the publisher happy” agreements not to reveal anything prematurely to deal with.
Thanks, and I’m off to get from 156,300 to 160,000+ as fast as I can.