Dear Muse....

Dear Muse:

Yes, I understand that the change we made to chapter 2 of A Pleasing Shape complety changes the tenor of the story and that heavy lifting is required. On the other hand, that is no reason to make the current ending so boring. Even if it's not the ending we're going to use, it's still supposed to be competent. I know you feel it would be a waste to keep working after 23,000 words, but still, you could at least try to give me an ending with all three of them content with each other.

On the other hand, thank you so much for the new Yowler story Silent Night With Daggered Books. I'm sure we'll be able to work it into the schedule somewhere.

I'm sorry, but I felt it necessary to throw away Soul Searcher. The original is lost on an Amiga floppy somewhere, and I was never going to be able to re-write in and recapture that.

And I agree that Wishing Well: Epilogue is nicely finished.

p.s. Your suggestion for Under the Big Gun is interesting, but getting into Leysa's head right now would be particularly difficult. Didn't you say you wanted to look at what it would take to make Honest Impulses a retailable novel?

Earlier: First draft progress: A Pleasing Shape

Later: How not to do foreshadowing: Karin Huxman's <i>Sea Change</i>