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    Adam Jarvis

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    September 30, 2020 at 3:26 am

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    3215 words today.

    I’m now at over 8800 words for part two, over a third of the 26K word goal.

    Ribbon Road is changing, however. The more I dig into part two, the more I dig into the character of Barbara (and others around her), the more the story is becoming a YA rather than middle grade. It aligns with some of the feedback I’ve received recently as well, suggesting that Barbara is too young for the thoughts she is having, even if she is incredibly smart. I expect I will bump her age up to 12 going on 13. (And, as a minor element to her character, since she’s lost without any way to keep track of time, she’ll occasionally wonder if she has turned 13 yet.)

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