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Archive for June 24th, 2014

Progress Report, in which a new champion is crowned

Another 5300 words last week, which prompts a special announcement from Magic Meter:

Yes, folks, the second draft of Apocalypse Pictures Presents is finally done, as of 6/22/14, 10:46 pm, CDT.

And with that, APP takes the crown for the Most Difficult Project I’ve Ever Worked On.  Hands down.  Without question.  Nothing else even comes close.

And with any luck, nothing else ever will.

Seriously, folks—the rewrite took longer than the first draft.  And the rewrite is 7K shorter.  Jeez.

What does it mean?  Was the work demanding that much more of me?  Was I just being lazy?  Some combination of the two?  Hell, I don’t know.  Ask me a year from now.

Your final snippet:

Then his feet slipped on the concrete and Gil went sprawling.

“Kill him!”  That was Ross, from the vicinity of the pit.  As if Berkowitz needed any such instruction.

I go to drink from the cask of victory.  But I go wearily.

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