Word Count: 20819
Frightened villagers: 1 village's worth
Actors on the trail of monsters: 1 troup
The question of the day has to do with information distribution: how much is too soon? I figured in the earlier scenes of the novel, if I didn't have somebody explaining some of the really important core notions, I might forget them myself.
Now I think I might have blown my wad waaay too early.
It's okay though, because it's only a first draft. I'm making notes to erase and rewind some of the less graceful expository moments of chapter one. Making plans to strategically release information on the basis of when knowing it will inflict maximum damage on my MCs.
Bwah ha ha.