The second draft of GEORGIA is done. Phew!
It took me three months to do the second draft and I'm happy with how things are shaping up. I feel a bit like I'm on a trek from Toronto to Florida and have made it to Buffalo so far. But, progress is still progress and, as someone recently reminded me, Georgia is considerably north of Florida so I'm closer than I think ;)
Still a lot of work to be done to get a third draft finished but once the third draft is done my plan is to ask a few friends - whose opinion I trust - to act as beta-readers. Then I'll take that feedback and come up with a fourth draft which I will give to my parents who are editors extraordinaire. Draft five and perhaps six will come out of that and then I think this baby will be ready to push out of the nest.
My goal is to reach that point by December 31, 2009.