No, really, it’s the BIGGEST HOLE IN THE WORLD. They’ve banned flying over it because, apparently, it’s so large it creates suction and has taken out a couple of helicopters. That’s a mean, mean hole. (It’s actually a diamond mine.)
Apparently there’s a copper mine that argues it is even larger, but based on my in-depth analysis (i.e., looking at pictures online), my money’s on the Russian one.
Monday night, I finished the first draft of Stargazer. I’m partway through reading it now, on paper for the first time; it’s amazing how much that alters my perception of some parts of the book. I have a long weekend of redrafting ahead, but my hope is for my betas to get a look at it around the middle of next week. Very, very excited about this — I’m almost halfway done with the series. It seems unbelievable!
Well, let me get that next draft done. I shouldn’t get too excited before all the rewrites.