So I’m working on edits on Alien Blue and I have to totally rewrite a scene because I’d condensed sixteen years into seven (e.g., one of the characters went from thirteen to sixteen) and because it just, in general, sucked. I’m supposed to be done with major rewrites, damn it! There must be some way to save this @#$%^&* scene…

Three days of thinking and banging away on the keyboard, I get this line:

I puffed out my cheeks, decided what I knew about women could fill shot glass if I poured myself a shot first, and said, “Back later, Miss Dewey. Aanybody asks, I’ll open when I open, all right?”

Okay, it was the right thing after all.