IT MATTERS I broke 30,000 words on Discovery over the weekend and have extended the schematic for the plot considerable. The recent decision taken not to eschew the innate eroticism in Dolly’s story as far as publishing goes opens doors for titillation and arousal. We aren’t necessarily interested in arousing a prurient interest, but neither are we trying to avoid it. A chance encounter in which Drummond and Pete chance to observe Dolly at play in a shower — with soap and hot water — and gets caught at it by Xe should heighten tension, as well as compound that old prurient interest.
Anyway. Current score: 31,000 and change. Still only Chapter Four, formally, although there’s a great deal of disorganized material beyond that line.