My NaNoRevMo post was going to go up on Friday but something traumatic happened.
I woke up to police tape cordoning off the driveways and cars. There was a bullet-riddled car outside and blood splattering the sidewalk. A neighbor's friends were involved in a gang shooting and someone died out on the street that night before.
I've chosen not to post a photo of this, but I can't get the images out of my head. I see the bloody sneakers and pile of clothes and I do not have a strong stomach.
I am not returning to that house where this took place and am safe where I am living right now; I'm just shaken. I've tried to continue life as usual, working and talking to friends. Revising my novel has been a big help. I've been crying a bit and my jaw hurts when I wake in the morning, but I know that will pass.
I just needed to clear this; thanks for listening and thank you to my Facebook friends who've given their emotional support.