I’m finally at page 100 of my first pass through Automaton, about four days later than I’d have liked. I think this mostly has to do with my being past the part of the book where I was still finding my story. Sixty pages where two mostly boring people acting like stars instead of the supporting cast that they’re meant to be, while my main character has very little of interest to do but to observer and sometimes to react. Oh, the agony!
But all that is past. Now I’m almost one fifth of the way through my manuscript, and about a quarter of that was done today! I know it’s going to bog down later, but I’m finally at the part of the story that I care about, and it’s all a big romp from here on out. Whee!
For the next month or two, there aren’t going to be a lot of updates since my current page number will be all I have to report. But I promise to stop by from time to time and comment on something, even if it’s completely unrelated to writing.