And now, we're on to the third proto-story of November. I'm going to make 25k words in NaNo or more, but I don't quite see how I'll manage the full 50k at this point. But I'd like to get this next one done and do a fourth into the first week of December, at which point I would be finishing up a gen ship story at my annual writing retreat in Markham. But that's 'finishing up' which is not the same as doing a first draft with editor disengaged.
I have one idea that is very ill-formed so I might not be able to do a proto story yet in that 'universe.'