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07 October 2016 @ 08:12 pm
a hard time gathering myself  

I’ve been having a hard time gathering myself to blog. Part of it is that I’ve been very busy (I got everything on the last post’s to do list done and a great deal more), and part of it is that I’m very tired. It’s been a terribly emotional year and as I’ve said to a few people, we’re not really so much scraping the bottom of the barrel as trying to claw our way back up to its great height.

So this is what I’ve been doing instead of blogging:

Last week I designed new business cards, got the bookmarks & postcards for the (very successful!) ATLANTIS FALLEN Kickstarter done & ordered, ordered copies of TAKE A CHANCE, my comic book that has FINALLY become a graphic novel (I have to do a whole launch day post about it, agh), designed a t-shirt, picked & processed 13 pounds of crabapples (which represented about a quarter of what’s on the tree, oi!), made about three gallons of jam and jellies, watched Luke Cage, threw together a little chapbook sized print edition of RAVEN HEART for a bit of swag at Octocon, and…

…and this week I’ve done a ton of other stuff. Bought costume pieces for Octocon, which is coming up next weekend. Raked apples up from the back garden. Gotten ATLANTIS FALLEN all but ready to go to the printer (it should go in the morning, in fact, i hope!). Went to a SF book club for the first time. Put in an Amazon order for things I can’t find locally and then of course also some extra stuff because Amazon. :) Accidentally walked 11.6 miles in one day. Spent hours unsuccessfully trying to recover an email address & twitter account. Indulged in some *really exciting* retail therapy like buying new laundry baskets and rubbish bins.

Many things I’m forgetting, including the fact that I’m only just over a cold that’s lasted a very solid two weeks. Anyway, that’s kind of the past couple weeks in a nutshell and I’ll try to get back to more regular blogging…soon. ♥

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

martianmooncrab: pic#59898509martianmooncrab on October 7th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
Indulged in some *really exciting* retail therapy like buying new laundry baskets and rubbish bins.

having the right tools for a job is always exciting, and being organized!
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 7th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. Hugs.

I had my big release day on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday did glamorous author things like cleaning the sludge out of the garden pond filter to put it away for the winter. Talk about exciting!

But I'm glad that most things seem to be going well for you, even if you're not blogging about them.
Ellen Millionellenmillion on October 8th, 2016 05:57 am (UTC)
mbernardi: WeeMeembernardi on October 15th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
Take a Chance
Just got my copy from Amazon, delightful read, and very pretty too.
So will there be any more stories with Chance?