Melanie sent her new chapter. She says it’s a crappy first draft, but I don’t know how crappy it is. It reads well to me, and establishes Autumn’s confusion and essential goodness. She has not yet told her parents about Cody staying there, and the two kids are on their way to school separately. Sounds like we are in the right place.
So now it’s up to me to extend the structure we are building. The sand castle is in my court.
I’m grabbing my bucket and spade as soon as I finish thi--