1,172 words and one crash course in seventeenth-century telescope design later, I have my first flashback scene.

I’d forgotten how much fun these things are. When I was writing Midnight, flashbacks were my candy bars: nothing but a neat idea, without any need for the kind of set-up or take-down ordinary scenes require. I may try to write another tonight, if I can sort out the details; I still owe this book three others, that need to go somewhere in the stuff I’ve already written.

(There’s another reason I really enjoyed this one, but you all will have to wait until the book comes out to learn what that one is.)

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