It never fails. My subconscious likes to make me into a liar. No sooner had I posted about thinking about writing and work cycles, both posts that emphasize things other than butt-in-seat writing…my subconscious gave me a nightmare and the next morning that led to feverish writing…and here we are about four weeks later and I have a first final draft of a new novel, Annihilation.
Annihilation is about an expedition into a strange quarantined wilderness, narrated by the expedition’s biologist. I don’t really know how to describe it, except that it in part transforms my love of the wilderness of north Florida, especially the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, into something much stranger and more sinister.
Anyway, the novel is out and about to my first readers and then I’ll make some further changes and send it off to my agent.
This is the first novel I’ve finished since Finch.
Here’s a taste of the first section, first few paragraphs (still draft)…