I’m more than half-way finished with my first draft … which is the equivalent of being 1/4 of the way finished with a finished product. Or something like that. What I mean is that I still have a long way to go.
This week I’m at a bit of an impasse. The section I’m working on is in fact multiple sections that appear throughout the novel and the main character is supposed to be charismatically intellectually brilliant. Yeah, two things I’m not.
The reason this character is so important is because he represents (both for the plot and philosophically) the main question of my novel:
How would a single person go about rebuilding the human race from scratch?
It’s a question with a layered, complex answer. So, I’m taking it slow right now … to get it right.