So I was right that it would be only a few more sessions before Adopted was finished. What I didn't expect was that I'd be sitting down for those sessions so soon. Hey, sometimes when you're near the end of a story, you can't help but actually finish it.
I rearranged some of the text according to my plans for the first edit. That way, when I'm ready to actually sit down and edit, I don't have to do any prep work. I just have to sit down and read through the darn thing. Editing is not my strong point, as I tend to get distracted by other projects. Then, even after editing through a couple of times, I feel it is best to have some sort of beta reader, which inevitably leads to more editing. ;)
Before I edit this one, I'd really like to come up with some other name. "Adopted" was always meant as a WIP title, and I don't want to stick with it just because it's the name I've been using. It doesn't give you any clue as to what the story is about. At least the blurb I wrote up in March still works:
(First Draft Complete - 19k)
Sherry is a teen living in a world where the human population has suffered a serious decline. She lives at the former location of SETI, where an alien probe is being kept. After generations of studying the probe, most of the townspeople don't expect anything new to come of it. Boy are they wrong.