This is “the end of the year post” where one whines about all the stuff they didn’t get done—I mean where they update the world on their progress.
. . . updates coming . . .
It’s been a long year and a half. Next year, will not be much easier but it will be better. (Don’t let me down 2018). Most of that is boring stuff, so I’ll give the highlights.
🌊 California Update
It’s still weird being back here. It’s sunny and warm at the end of November! Where is the sideways, icy rain I’ve come to expect? 😵 I’ve been taking advantage of my time here by strolling along the beaches and hiking in the mountains. Storage and cleaning operations have been going smoothly. I’m amazed and miffed at some of the stuff I kept and delighted with other stuff.
✍️ Writing Update
I’m still working on my middle grade book. I changed the plot (I should say added to it, but the new plot is now the primary and the old one is the secondary), which is good but makes for a lot of going back and forth to get things on track.
I have also been reworking the opening chapters in my completed urban fantasy adult book. The pacing just wasn’t hitting the mark. With help, I was able to see the problems, and I’m whipping that into shape! And since I’m doing those first chapters, I have to read through the whole thing and search out spelling/typo remnants. There is always one!
🖼️ Sidebar Update
I added fun stuff to my sidebar: my Instagram feed (now you can see my latest photos right here); my Twitter feed (now you can read the fascinating things that pop into my head).
📝 Posting Update
I will do one more post for the year: A Writer’s Guide to Mistletoe. Seasonal, yes? Wow, there’s a lot of information on this little parasite. I have to pare it down and give highlights. Then, I’ll be back next year with all the fascinating and weird trends for 2018. (I know you can’t wait.)
📣 Public Service Announcement
Take a few minutes to make sure your blog, widgets, plugins, etc. are up-to-date and still active. Make a site back up, and while you’re at it, back up your computer.