The following was originally posted on my Not A Travel Writer sub-tumblr. As tumblr dies following its ridiculous self-destruction, I have decided to correlate all my previous posts, from several places, here. It makes sense and, crucially, means I own my content. In theory, it also means it cannot be removed by anyone else.
WIP TKDesertBonus 12.10.18 839 Words
First draft complete.
Now to leave it well alone for a while, work on editing other things and beginning additional new words. I am quite pleased with how this tale turned out. I also have copious “TK” notes about what to add it, what to alter, how to approach the redraft. At its heart, this is a love story and one that neatly sets up the involvement of these two characters in the longer work I am planning. They have their agency, they have their deep bond, now all I will need to do is throw increasing peril at them, see whether this bond is strong, or it snaps. (Spoiler — I like to think [at this stage] it is strong enough to survive, but I have been wrong with my characters before.)
Physically I feel really rather great today. Yesterday I ate more and ensured I stayed well hydrated, and I feel rested. I may even try a workout today or tomorrow, we shall see.