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March 2022, comin' right up!

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

Thanks, friends, for waiting patiently while I took a hiatus of sorts from writing - found out the hard way that burnout is real. I hope you are well and that good things are happening or are in store for you soon. Here are a few of the good things happening here:

Attended the Realm Makers Winter Creativity Summit

Just last Sunday I drove to The Hideaway retreat center in Colorado Springs to spend ~3 days with fellow science fiction and fantasy writers and wonderful presenter, Allen Arnold. It was a last-minute decision to go and I'm so glad I did. I met wonderful people, was able to put faces to names of some I'd met through webinar chats over the past couple of years, and learned how to go deeper down the rabbit hole - we started the retreat with Alice in Wonderland, and one of my retreat gifts was the framed page and quote pictured in this post. I also found out I like doing late night writing sprints, walked through "the Eden journey," and noted many things to mull over, like "ten questions your novel has for you." (Such as, Where have you been?!) Ahem. The writing summit was exactly what I needed and I really appreciate the work the Realm Makers staff put into making it happen.

Taking concrete steps to broaden my horizons, get out of the Covid era-induced isolation and my natural tendencies toward introversion

Switched from binging Netflix shows to binging The Chosen

Editing my novel

Time to walk Chewie and then fire up the printer. If you've signed up for my newsletter, look for the next installment, soon. Take care, everyone.

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