Welcome to March

March 4, 2022

Welcome to March!

Friendly reminder that I’ve moved my blogging energy over to my Patreon. One of the things I’m doing there is a free month-in-review post, and I’m going to cross post those here to see what happens. Just trying to streamline my brain and efforts a bit. So far so good!

  • This month’s Lesson is going to be on Everything I’ve Learned About Writing A Kick-Ass Series. This isn’t just what I learned writing a 14-novel + spin offs series. It’s the roadmap I made for myself as I was writing the Kitty series.
  • Y’all, I’ve been productive. In the last couple of months I’ve finished a novella, the first third of a new novel (actually a complete reworking of a failed novel draft from a couple years ago, which I might talk about in one of this month’s Seminars – let me know if you’d like to hear about that), and a short story. I’m also processing a lot and making plans, working on baby steps. These manic phases are hard, because I get all these ideas and I go a little crazy wanting to do everything right this minute right now go go go go… And that never works, so I’m really looking at breaking things down into little bites and chewing slowly, to aid in digestion, if that doesn’t strain the metaphor too much. Reminder: it’s a marathon not a sprint and most of these things are not time sensitive.
  • I decided I didn’t bork the cross stitch project (I thought I didn’t have enough fabric) and so started on it again. I also went to the local alpaca festival (I know, right?!) and got yarn. Not because I needed it but because it made me happy. Sometimes you just gotta.
  • I’ve started watching “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and holy cow I love it so much. It’s so cheeky and yet with so much heart. “Distract him with the fan dance!” OMG I almost spit out my wine.
  • Birding: Spring migration has begun. The red wing blackbirds are back at the ponds.

3 Responses to “Welcome to March”

  1. Michelle Garcia Says:

    Glad you are happy. Work has been challenging. Looking forward to short story coming out tomorrow.

    Hope you do a couple of more Cormac & Amelia stories.
    Be well.

  2. Michelle Garcia Says:

    The Voyage of Brenya was a total delight.
    Be well.

  3. carriev Says:

    Thank you for reading!

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