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Black Hole Son Draft #2 Finished

Black Hole Son Draft 2 is done. If my previous posts are to be believed, I spent three months (92 days), which is how long it felt. Should it take that long to do a novel revision? Ah well.

One of the big problems I’m facing now is renaming the characters, especially the primary two. I’ve gotten so used to their place-names, I feel like that’s their real names. But they cannot be used, because they represent character traits of other characters. I don’t know how to change this so that they fit. I’ve been looking at name sites but the names that have the meaning I want don’t fit, or they don’t sound right. I think one name I’m just going to have to make up, and the other has to have some kind of real world meaning, but still be a name. And it would be cool if it was related to fire. Originally, I was going to change the name, then print, but it’s looking like it would take too long for research to be completed in a reasonable time. By the way, I got it down to 141,000. Not too shabby, but it could use more cuts.

What do I have to do now. Well, I need to incorporate the critiques of Fairy Kingdom, White Mage Story, and Vampire Family story, and make their final drafts so I can start sending them out. That should probably be my next priority. After that, I should get Kaiju Story and Old Dragonslayer Story ready for critiqueing. After that, maybe I should think about finishing the stories that aren’t finished, or do some world-building for Mermaid Story. Depends where I’m at at that point.

Eric J. Juneau

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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