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Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read!

It’s been a rough week for me while I dealt with some ongoing dental issues. However, the news I got Friday evening that a friend had died suddenly was far worse. A good woman whose health had been declining for years, I am saddened that she passed away alone and without a chance for us to tell her how much she was loved, and how much she will be missed.

Obviously, writing took a backseat while my friends and I absorbed the blow. But writing isn’t just my passion, it renews me. So I was grateful to work on Vivian’s Last Cigarette Sunday and clear my head a bit. Combined with some more work and editing Monday night, I added a modest two-thousand words to reach forty-five thousand total on the novel. As of today, I’m still crafting chapter thirteen and its steep climb towards the climax.

Although only two-thousand words, I feel they are at least two-thousand good words. I was able to get a supporting character to shine in his moment, and setup quite a lot with them quickly. But I’m most proud of a few pages of writing that show the reader, and only the reader, that a protagonist is about to unknowingly walk into great peril.

It’s sudden… and I’m sure it will crank-up reader anxiety up to eleven. My other hope is to make it an event that will surprise the reader by being unexpected, but well supported by what had come before it in hindsight.

Folks, like the GIF I used to open this blog… I’m drained emotionally and physically from the events of the week. With the help of the muses, I’m getting by and the writing continues. But I need some rest as I write this. Now that I’ve had some intervention in my dental woes I’m looking forward to sleeping in comfort tonight for the first time in days.

So I’m keeping it short and not preparing a snippet this week. Instead, I’m going to bed. ;-) However, I did share a second snippet last week that you might have overlooked, so check out the link if you missed it!

Alright, time for me to stop blogging and get back to writing some more fiction! get some sleep and heal. Take care!