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DV Ch. 27 Status

Okay, now we're at 1,285 words (about halfway) 1,950 words (four-fifths done). Slow progress is taking place.  I'm just tired and distractible today.  And everyone else's posts and chats seem infinitely more interesting than writing for some reason. *yawn*

But I promised a teaser once I had the bit about the article decided on, so here it is:

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Lois shook her head and looked back through the office window. Richard had some sort of printout in his hands. “I’m sorry, is Richard reading something now?”
 
He listened for a moment. “Maybe it was the article we turned in after…um… Superman defeated General Zod and his cohorts…” Clark’s voice changed again. “…sounds like Lois was kidnapped or something… but there’s nothing in here about where they took her or how the Kryptonian criminals were defeated…”
 
“No, it would have been a front-page exclusive, too! I could never get that out of her. I think she even kept it from the police.” Clark’s tone softened and she heard a warmth and concern that few ever did from Perry White, even filtered through Clark’s astounding super-hearing. “Something about what happened really shook her up, Richard. She told me she was just protecting Superman… but I suspect it was more than that.”
 
Richard leaned over, posture very interested. “Oh?”

“I asked her again about it a few days later… and she acted like she didn’t know what I was talking about… I guess everyone deals with trauma in their own way.”

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I hope I feel more focused tomorrow!

ETA: Feeling better today... have more done.  I will hit you all with another teaser when I do finally finish!

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ancarett
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Cool! I wondered what was going on in there and what Richard's going to do with this. Good luck with the writing!
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
And believe it or not, that snippet is in the last third of the overheard conversation! There's a lot more to hear about - and probably another 1000 words to write, too...

Thanks for the encouragement!
sean_montgomery
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
*chews lip and waits on edge of seat*

I hope I feel more focused tomorrow!

*sends good vibes your way* Feel more focused... feel more focused...
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
How'a your lip this morning? I feel better now. I probably can't work much on it this morning, hopefully this afternoon!
sean_montgomery
Oct. 8th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
How's your lip this morning?

My lip is fine, thank you. *giggle/snort*

Hope the muse loves you enough to let you work a lot this afternoon! *continues to send good vibes*
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your lip is fine...

I am now at 1,950 words. Still have a bit to go. Maybe around 500 words? It's hard to say. I'm going to have to fight myself not to rush the ending. When a chapter's coming slowly this seems to happen.
bistyboo1974
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
I feel partly to blame for distracting you today. *HUGS*

I hope you gain your focus back tomorrow...I can't wait to find out what Richard thinks of that article. :-)

htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't feel to blame. I betaed four different things yesterday. All great, all distracting in a good way. I'm a sucker for betaing, just love it.

You'll find out some more about Richard's thoughts very soon!
bistyboo1974
Oct. 8th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
Now, I didn't say I felt totally to blame. ;-)

And way to go to you for being a Super-Beta! More powerful than spell check, able to catch comma splices and dangling participles in a single read-through... *snort*

You'll find out some more about Richard's thoughts very soon!

*tries mind-reading and fails miserably*

Okay, so I'll be patient and wait. :-)
mithah
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
This teaser has me anxious and on the edge of my seat! GAH, I need more!

No pressure, though. ;)
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks - pressure actually seems to help me though...

Anyway, the Kala Lane-Kent team was worried about you today (we had a long, lovely, distracting chat) since you haven't reviewed Ch. 14 of Little Secrets. Do it! It's good. And boy, oh boy does the next one pack a wallop! (Betaed it today - more lovely distractions).
mithah
Oct. 8th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
"Little Secrets" has been updated?! What's wrong with my ff.net alerts these days?! Thanks so much for the heads-up!

jiggery_pokery_
Oct. 8th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
*Also hopes you feel more focused tomorrow* ... well... it's today now :P I hope it's all coming along alright. I look forward to reading more soon, you're cruel with these teasers. But I'm not complaining though, they're always great :D
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
I got another 600 words done this morning! So a bit more progress now. I still have one more section to write... it's about 4/5ths done. :)
dreamers_dh
Oct. 8th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sounds very good *gg* Good for Clark, bad for our dream couple... Richard is on the right way I think. What will he find out if he search for more?

htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
What WILL he find out? That is definitely the question of the hour!
mark_clark
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent teaser and I hope seeing the complete chapter will give me a kick in the butt to start my next fic and to finish the one that I'm on.
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
I am getting closer... sorry for being anti-social today, but it seems like it's the only way to get anything done, as distractable as I am right now...

BTW, Congrats on your Tigers!
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