I was worried about the structure of NitS. It lacked a climatic ending and I wasn’t too sure that the opening was really able to grab the reader. As I’ve been working towards the end I’ve discovered not one but two potential climatic confrontations so thats one problem solved. As to the opening I’ve decided to rewrite it to put a character right in the middle of events rather than hearing about them third hand in a report, and not entirely believing them. Less realistic but, given readers will have to accept some fairly outlandish concepts anyway, not such a stretch. Now all I have to do is put the words on the page. Another fifteen hundred today so I’m headed in the right direction.