Got a curious little update for y’all this week. Here are some new scenes for //015… and also revisions to older scenes.
It’s not quite as long as I wanted… my life has been a bit nuts lately (see also: the Holiday Hell Corridor). Durn it, I wanna focus on my writing more. I have some vacation time coming up, which should help with that.
The major thing to point out this time around is that I’ve revised an early scene in //015, to change the overall plot. Remember Ronnie, who needed a gun? Yeah, he’s gone. In his place is a celeb who’s organizing a food drive. Now, Polk’s keen on snacks rather than shooties. It seems minor on the surface, but as you read into the actually-new scenes, it’s major.
Reason for the change is that as I was writing this story, I became far more interested in the stuff that was planned to be “side material”… the Wei Sisters, the situation with Annabell, and the grocery store. My original plot, which concerned a hidden cache of assault rifles, didn’t feel nearly as emotionally important as focusing on the characters we know and love. Why give Gus and Marcy and everyone short shrift, then dump their plot threads to focus on something else? Move them into the center.
But fear not… my plan is to take some scenes you hadn’t even seen yet and publish them in the vol//002 book as “Lost Scenes.” I have some other lost scenes I’ll be including too, like an alternate opening to Inside Man. These print/ebook only bonus bits should prove an interesting peek behind the curtain.
So, with that in place, I bring you moar //015. Current plan is to conclude it next week… and then it’s on to the Echo Chamber, the final step in Echo’s apocalyptic plan to wipe out the City of Angles. Will Penelope find a way to save the day? The answer may surprise you.