I got to 40,000 words and was mightily happy with myself. In my ignorance, I thought I’d finished the first draft. Luckily, after some research and education, I soon realised my novel’s plot and character development were short of what was required.
I began to flesh it out. I gave a lot more background on the characters, added scenes that would provide more context, and added a love story that was important to the main character’s arc. Now it was around 65,000 words.
I decided an editor would give me the confidence to finish it off. This was my first novel, and I needed a coach, a mentor, and an editor. Michaela Choi from Canada was all three. She was a Godsend. She helped clean up the manuscript, gave more direction on the plot, and made suggestions to help sequence and knit it all together.
The ideas I brought back to her were met with positivity, giving me great confidence to bring it to a standard we were both happy with. It ended up at 75,000 words, and although that’s not the main barometer for when a novel is finished, it is usually a very good pointer.
After seven months, the novel about the great awakening was ready. I have to say I’m extremely proud of the work. It was earned, and I think it can bring a lot of value to many people. I believe truthers/anons will enjoy it a great deal, like those that have read it so far.
And it may be a very valuable tool when all the confusion hits the masses, and your relatives and friends are suddenly looking to you, the ‘crazy’ one who only stuck to logic and facts instead of authority verbiage and narratives, for answers. I hope that Lightworker No. 17, a fictional story, will be a non-invasive way to bring them up to speed quickly.
When the time comes, you can hand them the book and say, “Here, read this.”