Word count: 45058 | Since last entry: 1710 | This month: 7592 Finished the Hell story and sent it to my critique group this afternoon. Yay! I wound up not killing the assistant off. But in my Hell there are worse things than death: instead I subjected him to an eternity of paperwork. The Curse of Beazoel! It’s gentle and silly and I think it works. We’ll see what my crit group thinks. Now I have one week to write a novel chapter. Tomorrow’s largely spoken for, as are New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Things don’t look good for our hero. But I will try.