Well, I’m past the half-way point now. Total word count in August, 34,405!
I feel like I’ve got a bit of a handle on my plot structure, too. Nashua has undertaken a three-quest challenge to cut the psychic link between herself and the demon, Ishtapel, before Ishtapel finds her and carries her back to the witch’s tower. Odesio, the son of the witch from the travelling fair, has undergone a temporary psychic link to Nashua, so that he can share in her spirit quests. The first quest is moving along pretty well – she has to go into the mirror worlds and reach the innermost shrine of the Monks of Manifest Mystery, who take a dim view of intruders. 😉
I’m having a lot of fun with the strangeness and internal rules of the mirror worlds, though they may not make much sense to anybody else. And Nashua and Odesio are always fun to have together, so them questing together is working out well.
I want to have one spirit quest-type in a different venue from the mirror worlds, though I’m not sure what that’ll be yet, and one quest in the real world, which will be the most dangerous, because once Nashua leaves the home of the witches that she’s hiding with, the bad witch will be able to find her!