As you can see by the widget to the top of the right middle sidebar, my novel is coming along quite well. I’ve written eight chapters so far and 13,400 words. No actual spanking yet, no sex [and none planned] but there is graphic and disturbing descriptions of abuse and rape. “Finals” is turning into a dark psychological thriller based on the many reasons people hit and want to get hit in all the various permutations. This is becoming a very exciting and detailed story even in the first draft and taking me places I hadn’t expected the characters to go.