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Archive for June 21st, 2010

Progress Report, in which I have to switch brains

Rewrote one of the tougher chapters of Wet Work last week, and . . . uh, that’s about it.  Not a productive seven days on the writing front.  I could make excuses–there were multiple family obligations, after all–but why bother?  Here’s a rather pathetic and dejected Magic Meter:

Oh, wait.  It’s me who’s pathetic and dejected.

Now I find myself face to face with my mortal enemy–also known as Chapter Twelve.  Here’s where the most extensive rewriting needs to happen.  I basically have to scrap most of this chapter and redo it from scratch, which means I have to switch from my Rewrite Brain to my First Draft Brain.  As you might imagine, this plays bloody hell with one’s momentum.  And changing out one brain for another . . . well, let’s just say it can get messy.

Write Club update:  Tier one reject from Shock Totem.  Response time, about six weeks.

Now, then.  Scalpel, please . . .