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Progress Report, in which my brain aches

Remember Rewrite Project #1?  The one I thought I had finished a couple of weeks ago?  Well, it turned up in my inbox again, like a bad penny.  More science issues, as it happens.  My editor thought they could be “easily fixed.”

Yeah.  He’s a funny guy.

What followed was a few days’ worth of scrabbling through the Internet, searching for a reasonably plausible propulsion system for a starship, while also adjusting the time dilation effects I had referred to in the story, to properly account for acceleration and deceleration.

Easily fixed, he said.

A few days later, my brain hurting from the strain of being expanded, I selected my new propulsion system and made the necessary changes to the text.  As before, the revisions amounted to just a few sentences, stuff the casual reader will likely never even notice. But that’s not really the point, is it?

Truly, for all my whining, I now have a better story, a renewed appreciation for the resources the Internet puts at my disposal, and an aching brain.

Next up, a brief foray into a side job, then back to Rewrite Project #2, “The Winter Palace.”

No updates for Write Club.

I’m out.

(Easily fixed. Geez.)

Current Music: "Lonely Town Lonely Street"--Joe Bonamassa

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