Ch. 2a found HERE.
Gonna be brutally honest: recently I’ve been reading a lot of Kingdom Building novels. I had intended for there to be a development arc later on, so I went to read them for research. Turns out, I actually really like the genre. Go figure.
…and yes, this is supposed to be a subtle warning that my current and future writing might be heavily influenced by what I’ve been reading, whether I like it or not.