Started checking weather.com compulsively, hoping the weather holds for Friday's scheduled shuttle launch. It looks to be a lovely weekend temperature-wise—partly cloudy and in the 70s and low 80s—but they're predicting a 10% chance of rain on Friday and 20% chance on Saturday. Don't know at what point the weather requires the NASA folks to postpone a launch.
+1K and -700 on "Rampion," and the missing "bad stuff happens here, insert" section is done. Still dancing the line between novelette and novella.
Technically speaking, the story's very close to zero draft since it's now done save for the denouement. Except I did a 180 on a rather integral plot element, right smack dab in the middle, so now the beginning and the end have a continuity misalign. Now I have to figure out what I want to do about it: stick with my first concept or rewrite to incorporate the new one. Hmm.