Here’s the fourth draft:
TvsJScript v4The story is coming together. I just finished going over it to figure out the fifth draft. The big challenge here was “untangling the middle.” I have A beginning. I have AN ending, but the further the story gets from those two poles, the more tangled and hazy the events are. Reading through it, I was able to figure out ways of grouping events and a general order for them to unfold.

I had a substantial amount of lead time and tried to do as much work figuring out the shape of the entire span of the first big arc of the series. That lead time is starting to erode, and I’m glad I did all this preliminary work, because a story this big, with this many characters would be very intimidating had I started cold when presented with the deadline for the first issue.