And now, an excerpt from part 6 of "Take a Year," tentatively titled "Immediate," currently in progress...

Hed written to the students before going to bed, but Scott finally wrote his response to Wanda the following morning, just before he went to catch his bus. He hadnt had any dreams that night, which made it easier. Some things were obvious. He told her he would hold off on retaking the Cure for now. Also that whenever she wanted to talk, hed be ready to listen, and that he was sorry shed suffered the pain she had.

He thought about it for about as much spare time as he had, before writing, Ive been working hard myself, and that has definitely helped. But while Im not ready to talk about it either, I have started to think that while burying yourself in work is better than the alternative, it doesnt help you escape forever. I ultimately have ended up with something that has worked for me so far, and I hope you can do the same.