I’ve finished the opening scene for the novella, but there’s another ‘interlude’ between that scene and the point where the original draft started. I’m currently debating how much I should reveal about what the character’s experiencing, and how aware she is of what’s going on around her . . . In any case, I’ve added eight pages so far, and a lot of it may get cut out (which is how it usually works!). And I’m happy that I ended up with a little homage to Ray Bradbury in the opening scene, including a quote from The Martian Chronicles.
I’ve decided that my ‘thank you gifts’ for Write-a-thon pledges will be weekly excerpts from the novella in progress for anyone who donates $5 or more, and a copy of my published short story, “The Memory of Trees” for anyone who donates $10 or more. (So far I have one nice pledge, but from someone who already gets to see everything I write . . . !) And I’m still spending way too much time picking over this website and trying to learn how to do things in WordPress . . .