Who doesn't like a good explosion in the middle of a fascist regime? One of my favorite scenes in The Handmaid's Tale is the description of May Day. But, the bombs have to be sparse, unless there is an all out battle. I inserted one into the Alan story, just as he is walking home with 147-Paul. It's not quite a fiery bomb, and the reader won't know if it is rebel activity or something else. When people are living in constant fear, they tend to blame whatever side they hate most.
I also had Alan take a glimpse of Ashley as she goes off on her mission. I should perhaps slow that recognition down a bit to make it more dramatic. I may in the near future.
Anyway, that's all I got. Enjoy the rolling draft of The Harvest. And just to leave on a high note, yesterday, I did write around three pages of the novel, after battling a cold all day. I didn't write at my usually pre-rooster-o'clock time, but I got some work done, which felt damn good. I really want to hit this project (and all projects) hard and get the full draft completed, so I can start revising it.
Add your favorite thing to your writing today. #Resist
Dr. Jesú Estrada,