I’m still slogging through the manuscript, and my mind is starting to play tricks on me. I’m using a red pen to mark the copy of the manuscript I’ve printed out. It’s transparent, and it’s the kind where the ink fills up the entire shaft. As I’m writing, I notice the red liquid sloshing around in the pen, and it occurs to me how much it looks like blood…. I think I’ll go see if there’s an episode of Iron Chef on the TiVo.