Got some votes on what NaNo novel I’ll be working on this year. I’ll admit that I’m a little surprised by the current favourite, but it’s a pleasant surprise. I love this level of interaction with you all and I’m glad you’re playing along with me (I could never have made the decision on my own!).
Since next week I’ll be well into whatever NaNo novel I’m working on, this week will be the last week of SORB samples for a while. I think it would be nice to put the piece fully to bed for a bit and probably look at it again in January. That’s the end point for HarperVoyager (i.e. if I haven’t heard anything by then, they don’t want the piece), so there’s no point messing with it until then. They wanted any submission to them to be solely to them, as well. So I can’t even send it out elsewhere just yet. Never mind.
So… I think I’ll give you one last glimpse into the comedy that is Keith.
This is the same scene as last week, but the action has moved on a little. Keith has been able to show Brad the data on the computer and neither of the pair are happy with what they have seen. Following this, Brad makes a request for help that Keith initially resists. Until…
“I’m fired, right?”
Brad gritted his teeth. “Look at as much gay porn as you want, Keith. Cover it with as much straight porn as you can stand; I don’t care! Just don’t say you can’t help me.” He bent down, waiting until Keith lifted his flushed, embarrassed face off the table.
I kinda feel sorry for the way I treated Keith, actually. Uncomfortable conversations and dropping him into the middle of a situation he is in now way equipped to handle. Ho hum; I guess that’s what stories are made of, right?