Well, the rewrite/expansion of Alien Savvy went to nearly 22,000 words from 5,500, and it feels pretty much complete now, not truncated like the short story was. Lots more depth, lots more flow to it. I like the little bugger. I guess it really did want to be a novella.
But. I need beta readers, especially betas who remember 1962 and can spot potential anachronisms. Anybody want to read a sf-western crossover with lots of horse action in it? Free copy of the final version and reader’s choice of any of my other books available for those who want to volunteer.
And now it’s on to a couple of other stories, plus the beginnings of Netwalk’s Children. Kicking off my sorta NaNo following with around 2000 words today, gonna shoot for that consistently throughout the month.