Just now I finished my first pass edit. You have no idea what a weight off my chest this is. Transcription as a way of generating a first draft is awesome—you generate the story so quickly. But then you have to go back and clean it up. And sometimes what it transcribes is so terribly wrong you have to scratch your head and sometimes just rewrite it. It’s still faster than just straight typing (for me) anyway.

So, major milestone hit.

Now it’s on to the second pass where I make sure all the numbers are correct, go back and add things I made a note to add later, etc. A fair bit more work, but closer than ever. With luck I’ll have the book out this month.