I caught up with Scott on-line last night. Bottom line? We desperately need a face-to-face. A long one, starting with alcohol and a good fight so we can get down to business.
I took the idea from the last chat and ran with it. I got the touch-down (almost 6,000 new words) and was heading toward the field goal when I got clotheslined. (Edited to remove spoilers which probably won’t be in the final product anyway. The black type is clarification or you’ll be hopelessly lost. I was at first, and I’ve been writing the silly thing.)
SC: well I read what you sent and I liked it, just a slight problem maybe
SC: well what I wrote a while back about Stephan not getting sacked in the first place
SC: She won the battle
EJ: Did Gravity help her win?
SC: remember she allowed for Gravity to help and before she was attacked by him (it was a military exercise, to test Stephan’s forces) she saw the attack from Parek and defeated her (Parek’s) forces badly
SC: you don’t remember talking about this in a previous chat
EJ: not about Stephan winning the battle, no
SC: I have the whole thing written
SC: Let me send it to you and see if it refreshes your memory
SC: email sent
Indeed it was sent: The whole document of the cobbled-together manuscript. 204 pages. I almost threw up on the keyboard. Instead, I took a deep breath:
EJ: ok, quick question. Can you throw me a bone about how far into this I’m looking?
SC: RED, just before you had Stephan coming out of her coma. (Don’t panic. It wasn’t a coma; she was wounded and woke up. )
I seem to be beating my head on solid objects lately. This project is either going to make or break me, but that’s the way it is with most things, I suppose. It would, however, be much easier if neither of us had anything else to do, aside from maybe cooking dinner and walking the dog.
Oh, changing subjects (careful of the whiplash), and before I forget, congratulations to TSgt(Sel) Danny, who gets to remove the (Sel) from his rank as of next Monday. Enjoy your pay raise, my friend. You have earned it many times over.