No, I’m not kidding. I’m spending my morning editing the next Molly Fyde novel, working my way through from the beginning so I can see what needs to be done with the final few chapters. (This is the book I abandoned nearly two years ago when Wool took off. I was 90% of the way through it when I would’ve taken a break for NaNoWriMo. But my NaNo ended up being Wool 2, and I haven’t had a chance to get back to this novel in two years.)
So I’m reading along this morning, making some tweaks here and there, and I find Molly and Cole winding their way up a staircase. Now, keep in mind that Wool 2 had not yet been written — nor had the first Wool yet sold a hundred copies — when I wrote this draft of Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep. But I just came across this little gem, written two years ago:
“Couldn’t they wire up an elevator in this place?” Cole asked, huffing deeply for effect.
Now, I love making mention of other books wherever I can get away with it and not make it too obvious. But this is not only too obvious, it’s completely unintentional! I think I’ll leave it, though, as it’s sure to draw a chuckle from a reader or two.