I finally finished drafting Chapter 2! Huzzah! The first two chapter drafts have been distributed to selected people for some feedback. It felt quite the achievement when I put the two chapters together, and they came up to 30 pages. I was also impressed that Chapter 2 was exactly 8,000 words.
A way to ensure your story dedicates time to establishing a setting. Let’s see… I know! Have a set of characters that are actively building it! Now, time to write some Chapter 3. The fun aspect of this chapter, and the next, will be the foreshadowing of characters to join the fray later in the book. They were alluded to in Chapter 1 Scene 3, and the next chapters will shed light on their standings in the Families. But not mentioning what they did to get there, of course. You need some suspense to run alongside your foreshadowing =)