(Listening to - Pink - Just Like A Pill)
They shoulda known it was coming. Everyone knows that people with no last name (or first name in O'Hearn's case) snuff it first in books/films.
In this case - outside of the first draft - they'll never have existed in the first place.
Name : Sheba.
Age: 3 months.
Reason for removal: Let's be honest, sweetie, you served no real purpose whatsoever, besides giving the MC a soft side (lazy characterisation on my part) and a reason to go the bar (lazy plotting). I'll keep you in mind for when I need a pet in a later project. I may rename you though, as Sheba never really worked.
Reason for removal: You also only served two purposes. Comic relief (unnecessary, given the new - and better - direction the MC will take without you there) and a babysitter for the now non-existent cat. Sorry buddy. If I need a scruffy space-ship mechanic in the future, I'll give you a bell.
Anyway. How is everyone? Me? I'm doing ok, ta. My back's nearly back to normal now (after a month of pain), and I've only another week to wait till my sweetie gets her new PC and I can see her on webcam again. *Happy dance.*
I might even venture into the attic tonight and retrieve the Christmas tree. I'm not big into decorations, but my mum loves 'em, and that's a good enough reason for me.
Since the question at the end of my last post worked so well, I'll ask another:
What are your plans for this time of year? Going anywhere? Staying home? Eating lots? Drinking lots?
(From now on, my sci-fi novella will be referred to as "Strand")