(The Silence of Ancient Light, continued)
Anna handed the tablet to Laxmi when she finished reading it and looked at Li-Estl, then Jaci.
Several of the young students in the chamber heard the word and looked at Anna with heads cocked to one side in what she presumed was a quizzical expression. Jaci, on the other hand, grinned and nodded vigorously.
“So you think the Orta are… were… another space-faring species?”
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(1,534 words; 6 min 8 sec reading time)
Two scenes in two days! I guess NanoWrimo is having an effect, even if I am far, far behind their suggested word count for day 3 of the month. No matter, I’m happy with the progress, and I hope you are, too.
Please DO follow the link above to read the entire scene. I promise the link does not take you anywhere except to another page within this same website. You can also always find each scene in the website menu, under Works in Progress / Alpha Reads -> The Silence of Ancient Light.
Nano word counts notwithstanding, with this scene the novel has passed the mystical, mysterious, elusive 50,000 word mark! We’re perhaps just a little over halfway done, so even if that would be enough for Nano, it’s not enough for Silence. No, I don’t really have a word count target, but I do have a scene count target, and that is in the neighborhood of 60 scenes. We’re now at 33.
Will I publish a new scene every day this week? Doubtful. But I may publish one or two more before the week is done.
As always, comments are welcome!
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