Apparently two weeks weren't enough to weed and wade through a backstory-packed piece that I'm working on at the moment. But it is something of a challenge to put together a conversation where one party's knowledge is based on lies and the other's on conjectures. I was discouraged and vexed yesterday when, while I was reading out the piece to my critique partner, I discovered that it was flawed and unsatisfactory and that I failed to think through a number of important points! I'm trying to rectify my oversights now... in longhand... not as a penance! I find the sight of a blank page of a note-book inviting, whereas I find the sight of a blank document on my computer intimidating.