So the finalists for the first quarter Writers of the Future have been announced, but there hasn’t been any word on semi-finalists or silver HMs and probably won’t be until the winners are announced. I can’t really publish part I of Star Wanderers until I hear back, so that means more waiting. Grrr…
In the meantime, I’ve been finishing up the rough draft of the full-length novel. I’m currently on the last chapter, probably about 2k words from the end. Maybe I’ll finish it tonight…who knows? I’m currently in Tbilisi, traveling over the weekend, but I’ll see what I can do.
This will be the seventh novel I’ve completed, including one that I trunked and two that I haven’t published yet. There’s a weird sort of feeling when you get to this stage, like coming to a turning point in your life as one phase ends and another begins…it’s difficult to describe. Since I really am at a turning point like that in my life, perhaps my view is a little bit biased, but I do feel like finishing this novel is having something of an influence.
I could ramble on for a while, but I think this is as good a place as any to stop. Besides, I want to get some writing in. I’ll leave you with this photograph:
Taken today on the train ride from Kutaisi to Tbilisi. These are the Lesser Caucasus Mountains…I’m not sure what the name of the river is here (there are maybe half a dozen of them) but the view is pretty awesome. Seriously, it’s like a thickly forested version of Glenwood Canyon from the States.
Good stuff. More on Georgia later–but first, I have a novel to write.