So the story of Ross 128 that began as an idea in September 2017 has now gone to a small group of beta readers for their review. This is the final step before sending the manuscript to my publisher's editor. The point of beta reading is to identify any substantial problems with the text that I cannot see... things like whether the sequencing of events makes sense, the plot holds together, labels and names are consistent. At the end of February when I get my answered questions back, I'll make whatever changes need to be made and then I'll fire the story off.
Waiting is hard. I'm excited and nervous about this novel.