Should the dead guy be blinking? (a writing update)

When they were filming From Russia With Love back in 1962, there was a scene the producers really liked. But they had to cut the scene because, when they screened the film for friends and family, the director’s 12-year-old kid pointed to a character in the scene and said, “Hey, didn’t that guy die in the last scene?”


So I don’t feel too bad that one of my trusty beta-readers for Princesses Back In SPACE!!! (not the actual title) found an instance of a character I had very clearly rendered incapacitated turning up very much capacitated fifty pages later. Hey, it happens. Easy fix, but still — yeesh!

In other news, I’m back to work on Lighthouse Boy, and I think I may have figured out the way through the plot difficulty that had been vexing me for some time on that book. We’ll see.

As for Princesses I and its release later this year, well…nothing new to report there. I plan to make that my major focus come summertime. I may even launch a new website for myself…hmmmm….

Onward and upward! Zap! Pow!

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