I'd been hoping to get it down in draft by the end of March at the latest, but was rudely interrupted by a bad bout of Real Life. Also, I was visited by Plot in the course of writing it, and while I knew what was going to happen, I was failing to find the exact words to describe it. Even the words I had found earlier had escaped me, scattered on the four winds, during a previous hiatus after the initial burst of writing during PicoWrimo.
It's going to need some heavy revision, not least because the chunk I've been wrestling with over the last two months is happily demonstrating that I do not see my stories inside my head as films, but hear them as radio plays. There is much dialogue, and little description, and I need to improve the ratio somewhat before it goes anywhere near Ye Editor. It has for now gone off to Predatrix for some alpha-reading, to see if it makes sense anywhere outside my own head.
I should probably leave it alone for a bit and come back to it with fresh eyes in a week or two. Time to think about what to work on next, particularly with summer PicoWrimo coming up. There's Taxman, which has been worked on fitfully for some six years now, and can perfectly well wait a bit longer. There's the story idea that I was using to experiment with using Dragon to write a first draft, which I think might work well as an offering for Loose Id's tenth anniversary next year. And there are a couple of... things... which my muse handed me recently, apparently after a hard night binging with the girls on cream cakes and hard core porn DVDs.
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