The Write-a-thon has been flying by much too fast. I’m going to have to scramble a bit to catch up to where I wanted to be with the novella. On the plus side, I’ve started to feel excited about how it’s coming together–I think it has the potential to be a very powerful story that’s both moving and thought-provoking.
I find it fascinating that it’s not uncommon for my subconscious mind to put symbolism into my stories that I’m not even aware of until I reread them much later, or until someone points it out. I’ve received comments about how clever the symbolism is in a certain element of a story, and had to agree that it was quite effective, although I hadn’t put any deliberate thought into it–it just came to me that way.
There’s some intriguing symbolism that ties to Egyptian mythology in this novella, and it was completely unintentional on my part. Since I’ve become aware of it, it seems very obvious; I’m curious to see if my beta readers will pick up on it right away . . . But I’d better get back to work on the story, so it will actually be ready to show them at the end of the six weeks!