The next draft of Miners is ready to go!

In September, I asked for beta readers to help find problems in an early draft of the manuscript. Since then, a handful of people volunteered and helped improve the manuscript substantially. I’ve incorporated the majority of suggestions so far and cut down many parts of the story that weren’t working.

While I think it’s in good enough shape for a wider audience, be warned. There are still pacing problems, and some portions are bloated, others underdeveloped. Hopefully, by opening it up to everyone now, I can address even more comments.

If you’re interested in taking a peek, the story is 55k words about the length of a very short novel. Google estimates it should take about 3 hours to read if you are able to stick it out to the end.

Here’s the jacket blurb:

Kaylee, an academic deserter, and Jorge, a self-described alien, plan a way to beat death by redesigning a dangerous parasite. They find the perfect subject to test their technology on— Matteo, an unlikely criminal with a short lifespan. However, keeping their experimental plans hidden from him may have deadly consequences.

Here is the shared Google Doc, where you can add comments directly:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1StXdBgVqrotEar8hlMqDb_51nL_nOjK5nWcD1AU7fiM/edit?usp=sharing

You can also read and leave comments on Medium:

https://medium.com/@shychupacabra/miners-draft-930dbc2e769b

Thank you!