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 TKPepperBonus 14.11.18 811 Words

On to the final scene. Of course, as I get nearer to the end, it gets slower, as I have to think about all the threads that need tucking in, all the parts that need wrapping, and those that need to be left loose, to be tugged upon in a future story.

One joy of these free stories (each novella I release will also have a link to a free story — originally planned to be a short story, but this particular one is clearly a lot longer than that…), is that I get to introduce themes, places, characters, ideas and history to this world, things that the reader won’t exactly NEED to know for the longer work I plan, as they will also be included in that, but they do serve as a bonus, hints and queries buried within the fiction as a paperchase, Easter Eggs, if you will. It makes it fun.

I suspect this piece will be finished tomorrow. In fact, I am relatively sure of that. What comes next? Another free story, for the third novella.