today's gem

So I’ve been up since 6am, working on the mess-in-progress. I realized it was quitting time when this rolled out of my pen:

Maureen might consider the library a vital organ of the community, but to most people it was a mere appendix.

–SW, first draft of Lakeshore Christmas

(Ha ha – and they say writing is hard. This stuff just rolls out of me. No problem.)