Two Awesome Things

Western Diamondback (Crotalus atrox) Yesterday two utterly awesome things happened.

The smaller awesome thing: I finished the zero draft of Rattlesnake Wind. That was my NaNoWriMo goal this year, and it happened. The book has been tormenting me for YEARS and it’s finally, finally done. It’s no longer unfinished. It is an ex-partial. It will be put in a drawer for a while, so I can finish the zero draft of Gallow 2. (No rest for the wicked.) If I can manage to get Gallow 2 to zero draft form by the end of November I’ll consider myself a badass for at least a week.

The bigger awesome thing, though…my girl C had another PET scan yesterday. The cancer-masses of Hodgkin’s (she calls them “cancer nuggets” because she is just that hilarious) that were visible last time?

Gone. Gone, gone gone. GONE.

She still has to finish the remaining months of chemo, but we have official proof that it’s working. She’s officially in remission. This is the best possible news at this stage. You could knock me over with a feather, I’m so weak-kneed with relief and happy enough to explode. Her fighting chance just got a whole lot better.

I know a lot of you sent help and support in various ways. Thank you so much. Thanks are also due to the fabulous cadre of medical professionals fighting for my girl.

And now, the sun is coming up and it’s time for me to head back to work. I’m hoping today is only moderately awesome. Yesterday about did me in.

Over and out.

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Joylyn Davis

Best possible news! I hope the rest of her treatments go smoothly and she is able to get a clean bill of health soon!


that is wonderful news about C’s remission… you do good juju..

and also nice about the words.


I’m so happy to hear about your friend; that’s AMAZING news!!

Justin Gustainis

Yep –that’s pretty freakin’ awesome, all right, on both counts.


In my complete clueless state brought on by real life, I missed the original posts. I didn’t hear any of this till today, but that doesn’t keep it from being summina best news I’ve had all day—week—-month! Go Girl C!


Congrats to you both! Excellent news!


wonderful news


My mom is a Colon Cancer survivor so I know how you feel. Congrats on the news and especially congrats to C!

Kristina L.

Congratulations to C and her awesome news! I’m glad she’s showing such a great response to treatment. 🙂

Congratulations to you for accomplishing your writing feat! Getting a story out of your head and onto paper is a major feat that I am still working toward. I’m hoping that once they’re written, they won’t bother me again. Is that a reasonable expectation?