So far so good! I’m ahead of the goal for the first week, and incredibly proud of myself. My plot is coming along nicely, my characters are showing personality, and I have the pacing going decent enough that I can fix problems in editing. I’ve learned a lot about my characters as well. Sery is very promiscuous, and always gets her brothers a souvenir from wherever she’s sent. Kainic is proving increasingly observant, but does endanger his life sometimes for the sake of learning new things. Finally, Caitelle is a lesbian who has had a couple partners in the past, but never a man, and she’s heavily closeted on the subject– though her talking in her sleep has outed her to the rest of the party.
I think I’ll post another excerpt after I’m closer to finishing my word count goal for the day; I’m trying for twenty thousand!