Thursday, November 28, 2013


I'm getting close to the end of the third draft of Something Coming Through, although the process is more like Zeno's Paradox than a sprint to the finishing line. The last chapter doesn't require much rewriting, but to get there I have to add new material and repurpose what's already been written. This is the draft where the narrative is finally pinned down, so the last chapters have to play out and reflect the consequences of all the changes I've made in the rest of the book. After this, I'll print out the manuscript and go over it again, concentrating on the flow of sentences and paragraphs rather than events, and then transcribe all the red ink scribbles into the electronic MSS.

Meanwhile, here are three newish anthologies that feature stories of mine. Click on the cover images for more information.


Blogger Deborah Walker said...

I enjoyed your story in Aliens, Paul

November 28, 2013 5:03 pm  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Thanks, Deborah.

November 29, 2013 8:03 pm  

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