My absence can be explained. I *finished* the new manuscript. Well a draft. And it’s been sent to my beloved Beta readers. Thank you, thank you, a million thank yous my beauteous Beta readers! They will now read, slice, and dice my latest draft. I hope that their fresh eyes will give me a fresh perspective on the story, the plot, and the characters. Then one more pass (fingers crossed.) And then…off to my agent.
“Albie Hecht,” Sonia Valdez shouted in her thick Brazilian accent, “you are the biggest prick on this planet!” She clutched Sprinkles, her Chihuahua, to her over-enhanced cleavage.
“Well, if I’m the biggest prick what does that make you? Perhaps the biggest c-”
“Hey!” Tulsa held up her hand and stopped her client from continuing. There were certain words she definitely didn’t need to hear in the offices of her law firm. Divorce, no matter the pun, was meant to be a civil procedure.
“Let’s keep it courteous, shall we?” Tulsa said and eyed both her client and his soon to be ex-wife. But even with her and opposing counsel’s attempts courtesy had as much probability of thriving in this divorce settlement as a rose in a dung heap. Civility and her best friend courtesy walked right out the door when Sonia caught Albie in bed with his newest girlfriend.
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