I'm Not Dead Yet

Though it feels like this draft is trying to kill me.  I'm about two-thirds of the way through a first pass clean-up.  It's taking shape.  Sloooowly.  For anyone else who's in the throes of trying to make something out of what feels like a heap of junk, I highly recommend this post on Failure by Sara Zarr. In other news, goodreads has giveaways of The Mark and The Vision running through November.

And a nice review for The Vision came in from Booklist that said (among other spoiler-y things): This sequel to The Mark (2010) offers up a second helping of romance and ethical puzzles.  Nadol maintains character integrity and tension, and readers will anticipate the next entry in this series.

That's about it.  Back to the grind.