Well, it’s the end of the month.  I was so hoping to have finished Lodestar by this point.

Oh well.  Such is life.  It’s the end of the month.  More specifically, it’s the last Tuesday of the month.  And that usually means it’s time for another round of Tantalus Tuesday.

So, here you go.  Hope you enjoy this one.  I’m thoroughly enjoying writing this book, even if I don’t get to it as much as I’d like.

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That’s it for this round.  Remember, excerpts are for sheer enjoyment, not for critiquing.  Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll reply to comments via e-mail this week as I’m on a blogging break for finals.  If your e-mail isn’t available to blogger, then you’ll have to wait until next week for me to reply.  See you all in a few days.