I've been struggling with it and had it in a headlock, but it was kicking out viciously at my legs, in danger of toppling me. My three potential projects sat leering in the cheap seats, egging it on.
Project 1 - Go back to my NWS project, and whip it into shape. It correctly devined that it had the upper hand. I approached, armed with readers report and a clenched jaw, but the demon wasn't letting me go. Project 1 smirked.
Project 2 - My mystery completed during Nano had a complete cheering section in the back. All the characters whose demise would be imminent if I could just get a fist into the demon's face... They let out a cheer as I found myself on the ropes.
Project 3 - The hugely complicated mystery that I've been writing for years, its twisty, tangled plot hanging like dreadlocks around its medusa-like head. It faced me, sipping on a latte, knowing without full mojo involvement it was safe from completion.
I made it back into the corner, sat down on the seat, while mojo squirted water into my bloodied mouth, and mopped my brow with a towel.
"I could do with some help here." I wished I didn't sound such a wuss, mojo shrank back and smiled weakly.
"Have a look at the news."
She pushed the laptop across the bare boards, as demon did a victory dance in the opposite corner.
Would I ever get there? Would my name grace the spine of a book? Would Sandra Bullock be beating down my door, demanding to be cast as the fiesty heroine in Project 1?
I got my answer, shoved my gum shield back in and knocked the demon out as the audience quaked in fear in what was to come. Mojo grinned, and handed me a cube of chocolate from the monster sized bar she was chowing down on.
Here it is, guys...
And gosh, darn it, Sally Will.