The creamsicle-room worked. Or maybe it was my balance-ball chair. A new study shows that balancing helps you think, so you should wear high-heels for high-end shopping. Hmm. The draft took me two weeks longer than planned, also a lot of cereal and cucumbers, because I didn't have to cook them, but the complete first draft of Amarath is officially finished and sent off to my writing group. Miracles do happen. I like the end. It surprised me. My favorite kind of ending for a book I write is the kind where I'm as surprised as anyone else how it happened. Thanks, Muse.