What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Rework".
"So. How's the book coming, Kirby?"
Kirby and Nan were meeting for lunch at the little outdoor cafe around the corner from his flat.
"Fine, I guess. I'm in the middle of my fourth rewrite. I'll get there one of these days."
"I don't understand your compulsion to constantly rework what you write. I read your first draft and it was GREAT. So are the rewrites. I think you should quit while you're ahead."
"Nan, stop picking on me. I know you like it - but I have to like it. No. LOVE it ... before anyone else ever sees the book."