I'm still plodding along on the rough draft of this story. If I wrote more consistently - and without months long breaks - I imagine I'd be much further along than the 121 pages I've currently got saved to my hard drive. Don't worry, it's backed up safely to the cloud. Thank you, Dropbox. The pacing seems to be about right. The call to action came in the first chapter and Parker is motivated and proactive, which means she's not just reacting. So that's good as I'm not overly fond of reluctant heroes or heroines. I'm trying really hard to create a character I could continue to write about even after this story ends. For this reason, I've tried making her a little more complex than previous characters. Not quite an anti-hero but definitely not the most straight and narrow of characters, either. I mean, she spent her childhood with a gang of kids, learning how to pick-pocket, burglarize homes and businesses, and hack into computers.