I had no family obligations 'til this afternoon (Saturday). So I went to my local restaurant and read over the last couple chapters of 'Blue.' The waitress there now knows me and exhorts me on. Today she told me about the founder of KFC and how it took him almost 100 tries to get a bank to bankroll him. Now, I don't know it that is true or not - these 99 things seem to crop up all over the place.
The important thing is - she was seriously supporting me. Someone I hardly know. Bless her and all those like her.
I came home and wrote for about two hours. The next chapter is still not complete. I think it's Chapter 18. However, I got a lot accomplished. The chapter's complicated and it's got to be right. Storms, deaths, jealousy, treachery.... these are not easy things for my poor hero/heroine to live through. Even with the help of her dragon!
Life is complicated.