True or false?
Sometimes it's easier to not let yourself have any hope at all than to let a tiny flame of precarious hope be allowed to burn, always on the verge of being snuffed out.
This is a theme I'm exploring in the second half of Mountains Climbed, and it's a theme near and dear to my own heart as well. I'm curious as to whether my readers fall on the side of idealism or pragmatism where this is concerned. Is it easier to just shut out very far-fetched possibilities or easier to believe in the .1% chance of a miracle?
Especially when it's about something over which you exert absolutely no control...
Now, for something more tangible. I just finished Chapter 13 today and my word count is 72K. I'm still aiming ideally for 100K but I have a feeling that will get pushed to at least 105. I'm hoping to keep it below 110 so as not to make it any longer than the first book. I just completed the chapter where James comes home from Afghanistan. Now things are really going to get interesting!
So back to that question...true or false?