So the drafts for Seal Tales reached a stable iteration. and I ran into a problem.
I did not enjoy the beginning. Or any scene where the two leads were not together. This is my first story separation, where we go our separate ways… And might return as friends. Or not.
The new story is called, for now, in short, “Notions” and it will be a romance scifi. The opening is entirely different. The tone is different. The characters are the same but. We’re starting from nearer to the end. It may end up being a short story after all, due to that.
First line: “Just like that, an academic career ended.”