that the guard now has a name. Hereinafter he shall be known as Chiioke. I gave in this morning and re-did the outline (again). It’s something like its fourth incarnation, and there are some serious holes coming in the climatic scenes. I know who all has to play the game for those scenes, and what the result must be, but I’m not sure at the moment how we’ll maneuver through them. For now, though, I have enough to get me through about the next 20K or so, so I’m running with that. Between the revised outline and today’s words, I’m up over 2K for the day, and that will be Good Enough. Without the revised outline, I’d still be staring at the opening lines, though. I need to know what the purpose of the scene is before I have an idea of how to play it through, and with no viable outline, I wasn’t sure.
The best part was making a several paragraph summary of the second Shann & Taafa book, which will have the working title of *Children of Sacrifice*. It has places for the x, Juumat, to get his come-uppance, for the border guard, Chiioke, to prove which side of the fence he now resides on, for Shann’s former in-laws to come hunting his child. Oh, yes (I rub my hands together with glee), so many many things to look forward to.