I wrote the "snowcat kitten on the table" scene of Chapter Eight. I think it went well. I don't know how I manage to write about cat behavior so easily although I was never able to own one. Maybe from reading all the posts from writers in the Forward Motion chat? ;) Also, luckily Robert read it and noticed that the kitten was changing her, uhm, that should be his
, gender from scene to scene. Yikes! So I did some editing on that front!
I also decided only a couple of mages should have familiars. Familiars have fallen out of fashion -- perhaps because the Triad of Mages made people believe that they could do just as well through spells such as the Eye of Peering and with less energy. So most mages have forgotten the benefits and see familiars as something quaint and old-fashioned. Now, Whitmore and Adiran are the only mages with familiars. Gorok will get a good laugh when he hears that familiars are considered old-fashioned and associates that with Adiran. Hah!