The updates for this particular story are going to be small, since it’s a small story.
That’s only partly laziness, though; writing a child’s story from a child’s perspective in a children’s lit style is surprisingly difficult. You’ve got to be careful with your word choice, figure out what bears repetition, even decide the best places to put the He-Said, She-Said bits around dialogue. All the while, in my head, I’m narrating it to myself as if I was reading it aloud. “Does this work when I read it aloud?” If yes, continue. If no, tweak it. And tweak it. And tweak it…
I expect I’ll be done with sa08 on Sunday. Then I’m in the hot seat again, because I only have a vague idea of what the next story will be. “The LF team goes to France, and… something.” Of course, lf03 started as “The LF team goes to Spain, and… something” and it’s evolved into one of my favorite anachronauts stories. Go figure.
If any parents reading this series elect to subject their offspring to sa08 when it’s finished, let me know how that works out. I’m hoping it’ll play well to the demographic.