I first wrote the above passage way back in 2017, and I rediscovered it last month when I started editing the manuscript in question. This particular scene deals with a long-distance relationship that two characters are trying to make work, but obviously the sentiment goes beyond that and is pretty poignant right now during the pandemic.
(Yes, this is the third Kangaroo book, and no, I don't know when it will be finished, much less published. One step at a time.)
As I write this newsletter, the initial doses of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, and one of our friends, a practicing physician with Kaiser Permanente, is scheduled to get her first jab on Friday. The end is, if not in sight, at least that much closer.
Speaking of which, I'll be taking the next couple of weeks off to... maybe not celebrate, exactly, but certainly to rest, and also reflect on what I've been able to do this year, writing-wise.