Progress Report, in which I am eager

Since last we chatted, I’ve logged five chapters and then some on the rewrite of Wet Work.  Now that’s more like it.  Magic Meter looks like this:

The end is in sight.  Another four chapters to go, and I’m eager to finish them, so let’s just get right to our snippet:

Snippety goodness . . .

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Progress Report, in which I am not miraculous

Managed two chapters and change on Wet Work last week.  I was hoping to finish three, but I suppose I can’t be too upset.  It was certainly an improvement on the previous week.  And the toughest part of this rewrite is now in my rear-view mirror.  There let it remain.  Magic Meter says,

Now I must make a beeline for the finish.  I had hoped to be done by the Fourth of July.  That probably won’t happen unless I have a couple days’ worth of miraculous output.  And you know, I almost never have days of miraculous output.  Just not much miraculous about me, really.

Anyway, here’s a snippet, for your edification:

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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 . . .

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