Word count: 46670 | Since last entry: 1037 | This month: 9204 A difficult scene tonight: Clarity flashes back to her break-up with Jason, and the long-buried (too-long-buried) secret of what happened at Cedar Point is revealed. Didn’t go into a lot of detail, and left some questions open about exactly what Clarity knew and when she knew it. The scene also has a lot of parallels with Jason’s flashback on how he and Clarity met. This is deliberate, but is it too heavy-handed? This flashback actually goes with the revised Prologue I discussed with Jim and Sara at OryCon, though it doesn’t contradict anything in the current draft. I’m also making a few changes in the Taurans’ behavior based on previous critiques, something I said I wouldn’t do, but the changes are fairly minor. I’m very tired. Didn’t sleep well last night. Also spent some of this evening sweeping snow off the walk. Snow! I might be stuck at home tomorrow…
David D. Levine is the author of Andre Norton Nebula Award winning novel Arabella of Mars, sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus and Arabella the Traitor of Mars, and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.