Vacation Begins

I am cat waxing before I really rip the crap out of my first attempt at ending Abigail Rath. It’s a dead wood ending that I had to get out of my head before I could dig a little deeper, so today I have to research.

It has not been an auspicious beginning to break. I stayed in Cedar Rapids last night to attend Weight Watchers because I won’t be going for the next two weeks. (By the way, did I mention the secret seems to be vegetables?) We had FOG last night, and our highway was shut down, so I took an alternative route home. It was like a video game, with escalating levels.

First….no getting on the highway. Then…no getting on the highway the alternative way. Reroute!
Then getting on the other highway into the country and being able to see about 20 feet in front of you.
Then…those stupid people who think passing you is still a good idea. Then…all other traffic disappears, you are on a county road, and you see deer on the edges. The only thing that would have made the ride more perfect would have been snow. So it took me about an hour and half to get home last night. Usually my ride is 25 minutes.

The perfect end is that once I had my faithful old car stuck in the garage, I caught my fingers in the garage door. Left hand. I’ve never had a bruise on my finger pads before. What a sheltered life, eh?


I am thankful for some time off. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, and my good job, and all the creative people who took me around the college yesterday during staff development. I had a wonderful day pretending to be a hotelier and a vet tech.

And now, I really need to get this book done, and send this new ending out to my betas, so I don’t embarrass myself. 🙂 All of you, share the holiday with your loved ones, whether they are related to you or not.

We’ll see you in a couple of days.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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