I am awarding myself 500 'virtual words' for a second draft on "Old Leatherwings." Which is now off to a couple of friends for a re-beta, to see if it maybe sucks less now.
And it's a lovely, perfect little 3K. Nice and shiny tight, and I think it manages some style and also manages a narrative.
So go me. *g*
Hmm. Maybe I don't hate it anymore.