I'm posting to let you guys know that I have finished Chapter 28 of Justice and it has even come back from the betas, BUT... their comments have revealed that I have to do a little more research before I can post it, so it probably won't be up for another week. I have also almost finished Chapter 29. I've only got about 1000 words to write, and then it can go to the betas, assuming they're not on holiday!
I have been on a program of writing 100 words on Justice a day. One hundred words is only a few sentences, and step by step, the chapters get written.
In other news, I went to one of the local pet shelters the other day to look at cats. I still miss Fluffy terribly, but I have been thinking about all the unwanted cats in my city who would love to have a home and a family. My husband is against the idea because he suffered so much when Fluffy died and he said he doesn't want to go through that pain again. However, he understands that I am thinking about getting another cat, and he appreciates my argument that some unloved cat somewhere will find its forever home with us. But he thinks we ought to wait a year or two and then get a kitten that can grow up with us and will not die for a long time.
I pointed out that there are no guarantees-- a young cat could die at any time, and even though our cat died at age 13, the next cat might last until 18 or 19. I'm partial to adult cats, anyway.
Despite my husband's objections, he's such a profound animal lover that I know if I came home with a cat, he would moan and groan for about five minutes and then he would start to brush it and worry about whether it was scared or hungry. I think that deep down he knows I'm going to come home with a cat one of these days.
The trouble is, I saw three cats at the shelter that I was interested in, and I can't make up my mind which one to get. I can't have all three. I work too much and won't have enough time and energy to deal with three kitties and their needs. Plus, the added costs of vet-trips, etc. I might be able to swing two cats, but not right away, since my husband is still maintaining his opposition to the idea of even getting one.
So this is what's new with me. Let me know how you're doing if you get a chance.