usedbooks on Sept. 21, 2020

Yeah. I failed at finishing an update. I started one, so that counts for something.

All I want to do is work on Used Books. I want to write and progress the story and interact with readers. But I'm just struggling to find good brainspace right now. My focus is very short-lived. So I progress, but it's in very small increments.

Sketching UB characters and thinking about future story lines (I can't even manage to write them down at the moment…) is calming, so I drew this little guy as apology filler.

The next update will come when it comes (I work on it daily… just slowly). As always, thanks for your patience. I honestly don't know what's wrong with me. There is nothing particularly hectic in my life. I have plenty of time. But my mind is fatigued and filled with chaos. It will pass in time.

If anyone wants to chat about plot development and listen to me rattle on excitedly about my finale ideas – or about chickens, pet rats, genetics, ecology, TV shows, etc., feel free to drop me a line. (I might be a touch lonely.) I'm on Facebook ( and Twitter (@BoutwellVickie). Or ask me something in the comments. Or tell me something cool. Human interactions outside of work are very hard to come by.