Of course, it helped that we were taken out by a nice group of people to Smith & Wollensky in the Castle in downtown Boston. Bonus! I even finally got to see what one of the hotel rooms look like at The Park Plaza Hotel. To repay the nice group of people, I walked them over to the Bull & Finch Pub aka Cheers and through the Public Gardens.
All and all, a fun night.
In other news....
Is it a bad sign that while I'm writing the next part of Water Hold Me Down I keep listening to American IV: The Man Comes Around, especially the song Hurt? I think it's pretty much a sign that your characters have walked off the cliffs of despair.
It's a Xander/Willow parallel chapter. Xander manages to jump to a hellish conclusion about his situation. Willow solves her problem, but she pays in blood for it. Eeeeek. It's actually a difficult chapter to write (more difficult than I anticipated), so there's a delay in posting it. I apologize.
Plus, it's interesting to realize that Tony and Jessica Harris are actually two important (if off-stage) characters in Water Hold Me Down, which probably explains why I've been picking a little at a Tony Harris fic called Cuckoo in the Nest. I didn't even realize I was doing it until last night. I keep getting Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows in my head for this little thing. It's not really part of Water Hold Me Down, but it helps a little to keep my characterization focus.
Hmmmmm...I suspect some unlucky people might get stuck with a beta in the not-too-distant future.
Apologies for being a little rare online. Like I said, busy week at work and at home. Hopefully the situation will be a little better in a bit.