Bribery Is Good

stockvault-bellini-cocktail159651Barring flood, quake, pestilence or bodily strife, Chapter Four of The Hushing Days will be done tomorrow.

It will be the first chapter into the Final Edits pool, where only grammatical finagling and fact checking await.

“Final Edits will be spa-like,” I’ve assured the unwilling and hesitant Four. “You will just lie there and rest while magic fingers will dabble you with commas and semicolons. It will be utterly delightful as your overly manhandled body will be gently massaged into perfection.”

Yeah, well,  Four wasn’t buying it.

So, I sweetened the pot with the promise of tea-cakes and Mai Tai’s.

Four is now onboard.

Remember, young writers: Don’t be afraid to bribe your story along. Whatever it takes to make it move, do. You can deal with the crumbs and Mai Tai stains later.

Until tomorrow…



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