(Look at little Alexander. Seriously. Is he not adorable?)
Then it was time for them to go, and I missed them, but I knew we needed to return to our writing. Specifically, I wanted to charge through Chapter Four of Black-hearted, our next mail-order bride manuscript. The good guys had found Ethem, the bad guys were in power, and everyone (including us) were discovering that there was a murder to be solved. I could hardly wait to roll up my sleeves.
However, Glynn had something else to discuss. He had a different project in mind, a brand new, kind-of-not-new, story that would take us a couple of weeks to pull together. Since we're not the speediest of novelists, this time frame struck me as unlikely.
"Two weeks, I'm telling you," he swore. "Maybe three. Then, when you return to the blog, you can tell people all about it. After, we can tackle Chapter Four, zip it out, and go on to Five. We'll be golden."
While I was puzzling over the entire thing, the Good Witch came to visit and he told her about his idea. She was intrigued. Completely aware of our writing speed, even she thought we'd be able to get this side project completed by early September. Minutes later, I realized they were right. How hard could it be?
Very, very hard, as it turned out. But I'll whine about that later.
Not too much later, though. I'll see you next week.