so, yesterday i had a contractor in to look over some house work we want done (apparently such a big job that he didn’t even want to give me an estimate) and then i ran across an author i’d never heard of who has published (and is still writing) a series of books almost identical to my NGD and HHNF books.

just as i was getting in to a good wallow, though, i learned that some of my friends had just received what is probably the worst possible news in their situation, news i can’t imagine receiving, much less dealing with; yet, they’re doing it.

and i was complaining about money? or writing fiction that somebody else got to before me? please.