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Happy anniversary to inspiration!

Today is the 3rd anniversary of putting pen to paper for the first time in order to save a story for re-reading. The idea for "Fate's Apology" actually began in late November of 2007, but until the single scene that kept replaying itself kept me awake one Sunday evening, I had no intention of it ever going anywhere except the memory hole of the mind. The people were intriguing, and every time I closed my eyes I could see the scene as though standing in that skimcraft hauler myself. And so it began, the journey of writing.

I'm still on it. The book is not done. People ask, when will it be? As I have a day job and other interests that compete with my conscious time (as opposed to sleep, my unconscious time - something I wish we'd evolved beyond by now!) I can only answer "when I finish it". That's not really as open-ended an answer as it sounds, but for now I'm glad there is no deadline except that which I create. My current one is a year from now. I'm two-thirds there, on a second draft that began only a year ago. Can it be done? I hope so! I already have fans who have read some of it and they want to know how it ends. I do know how it ends, but although I often jump ahead and write scenes the story isn't up to yet, to get them down for weaving together later, I'm not writing the last scene until I get there. It will be a treat, and I want to save it for the enjoyment it will bring.

In the meantime, I have posted an excerpt in Writings. The opening of chapter one, which begins the scene that started it all. I still enjoy visiting it and watching the characters interact, same as I saw them so long ago. Who are they? Why are they here? Why is this happening? These are the questions that kept me writing, and if I have done a good enough job, will keep the reader reading.