David Louis Edelman
'MultiReal' trade paperback cover

First Drafts

You want to talk about obsessiveness? If I’m counting correctly, the first chapter of MultiReal had no fewer than 35 different drafts. No, that’s not a typo, 35 different drafts. Keep in mind, however, that many of these drafts were unfinished, and most are just rehashes or mashups of previous drafts. Rather than reproduce all of them here, I’ve decided to just publish the best examples of each of the eight different directions I tried.