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Archive for June 15th, 2010

Progress Report, in which I am a brat

Another three chapters–almost–on Wet Work.  Magic Meter says:

Not overly pleased with this progress; I should be further along than I am.  Seems I’m doing an awful lot of foot-dragging–my very strong lazy streak coming out.  Do I have to do all this work, Mommy?  Why are you so mean to me?

If I’m to have any hope of finishing this rewrite by the end of the month, I need to kick it into gear.  And wouldn’t you know it?  Up next are what I expect will be the two most challenging chapters, the ones that will require the most substantial revisions.

Aw gee, Mom, do I have to?

Yes, little Matt, I’m afraid you do.

I don’t like you anymore.  <stomps off in a huff>

Anyway, after I get through those next two chapters, I should be able to wrap up the rest in fairly short order.  I think.  I hope.  And if not, I can always hold my breath until everyone starts being nicer to me.  So there.

Oh, and before I slam the door and commence to sulking like a proper brat, here’s your snippet:


Read on, if you dare . . .