I am looking for an interesting metaphor (well adapted if possible) to describe activities similar to writing an article in stressful conditions, but with much devotion. Such writing could then result in a text that is like "hard boiled", but that's just an approximate, incorrect description, as the idiom refers to a person. I am thinking about "frying text". The metaphor could be used in following example situation: someone who worked for multiple hours late at night on an article meets a colleague, and he asks him:
- So did you fry a good text?
- Yeah I fried a piece, really good for the front page.
Just to make the situation complete, the text could be about a recent event that required immediate reaction from a newspaper, e.g. a train catastrophe or other serious event, and a devoted employee decided to quickly "fry" an article.