A few more words tonight than last night, which pleases me; also, there are smoochies in these words! And the amusement of trying to figure out how to describe that why yes, Kendis and Christopher are healthy young people with healthy young hormones, but in a laid-back, retro kind of way rather than a “these two are about to rip each other’s shirts off” kind of way. ‘Cause, y’know, I’m old school like that.
Also of amusement: trying to remember that since Faerie Blood was written in 2003 and early 2004 and therefore is really technically set in 2003, this means Bone Walker is late 2003 too. Which means that I need to resist the temptation to think of Kendis’ cell phone as a shiny 2009-style cell phone, because it ain’t. I could handwave it and just skip ahead to 2009, except that I do actually have a throwaway line in Faerie Blood about Kendis being five years old when Mt. St. Helens blows, and she’s 28 in that book. And I’m too much of a stickler for continuity to dismiss that. So!
Now, since an unfortunately timed text message has interrupted the aforementioned smoochies, to figure out how to get our heroine and hero off to the next scene, and finding the nogitsune. By now, I mean, ‘tomorrow’.
Written tonight: 320
Chapter 6 total: 1,625
Bone Walker total (first draft): 15,585