I’ve hit Chapter 8, which means I’m at 16,000 words or so. What’s nice is that all the exposition that I’ve been avoiding has come through naturally in a conversation between Selah and Cloud, which makes sense given Cloud’s position in the city and Selah’s coming to him. All of a sudden that which had been hinted at before is fleshed out and pieced together, and hopefully the reader now has a much clearer understanding of what’s at stake. Not that I’ve put all the cards on the table; there’s still plenty of details to learn as the story continues.

Still, that’s one worry that I can put behind me now. At least till the second draft.

Glad to say that things are still going strong. Read Chapter 2 to Grace tonight and she really liked it, which was actually a huge relief. More anon!