Springing ahead, or something twee like that

Basically all of Ireland looks like this.

Basically all of Ireland looks like this.

Happy June! I got back from my trip a couple weeks ago, but I’ve been busy with various endeavors since then, including copy edits for my first professional short story sale. More on that as it develops.

Spring always brings out the self-improvement bug in me. Autumn does too–I think it’s the transitional nature of those seasons that makes it seem like things are happening and I have to get my act together or else get left behind. It’s possible my triumphant return to the world of caffeine has something to do with that as well. I’ve started arting again, and just outlined a brand new short story. (On a related note: if you want to do some figure drawing, check out this fabulous website. It can also give you practice with hands, feet, faces, and animals.) I also took up cross stitch, but sadly failed to take pictures of my projects before bestowing them on my friends. Maybe they’ll be nice and photograph them for me.

I'm trying to work on my art more.

I’m trying to work on my art more.

As for old work, I’ve only done 16,666 words on the novel since November, which is a bit of a disappointment but you know what, I’ll take it. I was hoping to get more writing done on the trip but lol no. I’m still happy with how the story is going and I’m hoping to have the first draft finished by August. I hope you all hold me to that promise.

The word count of the beast.

The word count of the beast.

How about you? Anyone have plans for the upcoming summer, creative or otherwise?

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