I am halfway through my latest novel, Honored. It is strange how fickle time is, either speeding up or slowing down. I have been diligently working to complete my manuscript so that my dear friend and fellow author may read it before she dies. She will soon quietly pass from this life. I have promised to dedicate my first published book to her as well as continuing to check on the progress of her novel. I count myself fortunate for knowing her.