• Finished [Twenty-Somewhere] Episode 29: Escalation!
One night Claudia wakes up alone in bed. Well, alone with the dog Max, anyway. “Eli?” she whispers. If he had trouble sleeping and moved to the couch, she doesn’t want to wake him, but if he’s just wandering for some reason, she’d like to know that he’s there and safe. “Eli?” she calls again.
• Typed up all the “Random thoughts I drafted but never posted” for Just Between Us. Here is the first (of four): “Trends”.
• Forgot to publish this post, whoops!
“The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.”
– From a Writer Unboxed interview with author Anna Elliott, quoting Donna Tartt
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