Music:Entry to Heaven (Benya Remix Edit) : Vision : Markus Schulz: Amsterdam '08
Bake time of this story so far: one year and counting.
I re-outlined the 1974 timetravel/Highgate Cemetery story and had a dismaying realization. I'm looking at about 30K words, and most of what I've written will need revision to fit the new approach to the story. Upsides: the story has some balance now, far more of Giles's father and his Slayer, far more of my adaptation of our wonderful Highgate tour guide (cigarette-smoking cooler-than-you protoGoth teen), lots more Highgate vamp-slaying action, and at least 50% more young!Giles-Buffy snark. Same pleasantly high angst levels at the climax, though.
It's all good, despite the extra work, and the story is starting to feel right in my head at last. I'm looking forward to some creepy atmospheric writing. Highgate is such a great place.
There is approximately zero chance I'll finish even a first draft in the next 11 days, so what you're getting is the already-in-first-draft-state Giles/Xander kinky-prawn-plus-angst Cleveland short pieces. Four of them. I have cleverly chosen the prompts to avoid completing a bingo line.