Just so you know, I'm 95% done with the first draft of my next EMC story, "My Very Own Serial Number." Only the final brief scene left to write!
I seem to be loosening up in my approach to writing, these days. In the past, I've always outlined the whole story pretty thoroughly before beginning to write, but this time I only sketched it out. And that means that two characters who were originally meant to be throwaways have become central to to the plotline. One of the two has actually become the (very sympathetic) focus of the third chapter.
Yep, that's right. The story I originally thought would be a quick, easy write has turned into a three-parter. But it's going to be fantastic, if I do say so myself. ;-)