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March 1st, 2016
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Fractured February
A short month but a full one. As the list below shows, I did not do a good job with balancing work between the first Triune novel and the second Geren book rewrites. At all. At least I had a pleasant outlet with the two side-projects that sprang up as a result of finally making my second Geren book animated avatar. As for calling the month fractured, that was due to two events near the middle of the month. One was losing a personal hero who meant more to me than I realized, and working through that grief. The second was the upheaval at my job, with the downstairs supervisor announcing her retirement in June, and my teammate Anna taking her place. She's already moved downstairs and that means my team of three is essentially two again, with all the extra work that entails...and the big upgrade project getting started at the same time, of course! Life is not going to be at all fun on the workfront, that's for certain, and I'm going to be as stubborn as I can about resisting much overtime for as long as I can.

Feb 6 - Finished DWoT Avar Lineup (silly fun)
Feb 6 - Finished chapter 19 of 'DWoT'
Feb 17 - Finished 'Geren and Puma Lord' (wallpaper version)
Feb 20 - Finished TAoH trailer-avatar
Feb 27 - Finished 'Geren riding Mist' (wallpaper version)

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions In Progress, 26% complete
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions not yet started
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots not yet started
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweeps not yet started


As for March, my pathetic attempts at making simultaneous progress with both my second and ninth novels will continue, hopefully with better success! Tax season is behind me, and if time permits I have a couple small craft projects to tackle. Everybody is expecting an early spring after a very short winter around here, so it will be interesting to watch that, but I doubt I'll have much opportunity to get out for hikes this year.

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February 1st, 2016
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Jammed January
Wow, quite a start to 2016. January was very stressful, extremely broke, anything but dull, and super productive on all fronts except art projects and reading for fun. The accomplishments list speaks for itself--blessed with fabulous progress on my first Triune novel, which is now down to 9 chapters left. Also got through all of pass 1 with my second Geren book, and heartened by the fact that it certainly won't be as much work to pound into shape as the first book was.

Jan 2 - Finished Geren book 1 eBook cover image
Jan 3 - Finished chapter 13 of 'DWoT'
Jan 8 - Finished chapter 14 of 'DWoT'
Jan 10 - Finished chapter 15 of 'DWoT'
Jan 16 - Finished chapter 16 of 'DWoT'
Jan 25 - Finished chapter 17 of 'DWoT'
Jan 26 - First whole blood donation of 2016
Jan 31 - Finished chapter 18 of 'DWoT'

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions not yet started
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions not yet started
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots not yet started
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweeps not yet started


As for February, since I'll be starting into pass 2 with the second Geren book, which is the hardest of the 7 passes, that will slow down my Triune progress significantly. On the bright side, I'll actually get to catch up with magazines and read for fun on some of my bus rides, yay! Also, the money situation will hopefully continue getting better despite the load of an extra $95/month between Shado's medicines and pill pockets. In January I started a sale of most of my beloved Poad collection, and February brings tax season and the annual bonus. I am looking forward to that! Hopefully I can keep on making some tiny progress on the art side of things as well, and keep at it with exercise too.

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January 3rd, 2016
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Dogged December
Quite a close to 2015. Landed back in Minnesota shortly after midnight on the first, and not having to go to work until the seventh proved a huge blessing. I could spend a lot of time home with Shado, and I also made good use of that time between editing, my calendar project, and later some writing.

It was a quiet Christmas at home this year, feeling very blessed over how amazingly well Shado is doing. It would have been very sad to come home and then say goodbye only a few days later, or around the holidays. But he's still with me!

Very pleased that I was finally able to get my first Geren book wrapped up, and getting down to the dregs with that huge project freed up more time for writing in my first Triune novel. And while I didn't actually get the eBook files complete until January 3rd, I am counting the Geren book 1 revisions complete with this post. Whew, at LAST!

Dec 1 - Premature return home
Dec 12 - Finished 'Joy in the Journey' 2016 calendar project
Dec 13 - Finished chapter 10 of 'DWoT'
Dec 26 - Sixth apheresis donation of 2015
Dec 27 - Finished chapter 11 of 'DWoT'
Dec 29 - Finished chapter 12 of 'DWoT'

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots COMPLETE!
Pass 5 Verbal read-through COMPLETE!
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout COMPLETE!
Pass 7 Final sweeps COMPLETE!


As for January, I hope to keep at it with writing the first Triune book, kick off a celebratory art project, and get the ball rolling with revisions for the second Geren book. Hopefully, now that I have my strategy and reference spreadsheets all worked out, with helpful software and books already purchased and used, I'll be a little more efficient with book 2. But time will tell!

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December 31st, 2015
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2015
Back with the little quiz I've posted the last eleven years. 2015 was the closest thing I've had to a 'good' year since before the hell year of 2007. Very grateful to God for that, and interested to see where 2016 takes me.

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December 1st, 2015
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Upended November
Wow, what a month. All over the place and with so much happening it feels almost like three months. Promptly on November 2nd I got the manuscript of the first Geren novel back from my editor, and trying to find time to review and process all that great work along with keeping up the progress with Triune AND getting ready for my vacation (at home and work) kept things very busy. Then I was off to see family over the holidays. The first week was great--staying at my parents, enjoying the lovely fall colors, a trip to Apple Hill (I really like it up there), and Thanksgiving over at my brother and sister-in-law's place.

The day after Thanksgiving was when things really turned upside down, because my wonderful catsitter observed Shado acting a little strange, and paid him an extra visit that evening to find him collapsed. The long-dreaded congestive heart failure had finally arrived, with such awful timing. Thanks to some really good treatment at the emergency vet clinic, he survived the night and rebounded, and was able to be taken off oxygen. But he needs frequent medication and monitoring, which led to my cutting my vacation short and heading home early.

Nov 1 - Made Felin image for Triune characters page
Nov 3 - Finished chapter 7 of 'DWoT'
Nov 7 - Fifth apheresis donation of 2015
Nov 8 - Finished chapter 8 of 'DWoT'
Nov 15 - Finished chapter 9 of 'DWoT'
Nov 19 - Off to California!

And now it's December. I don't know if I will have days, weeks, or months left with Shado, though I fear it will be on the shorter side. My other priorities will be divided between finishing up the first Geren book manuscript, finishing an art project, and hopefully getting back into the first Triune novel.

Thankfully little money is required to celebrate Christmas, because I have none left. It's going to be a quiet one this year, that's for certain!

Current Music: O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus by Selah
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November 4th, 2015
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Accelerating October
Interesting month. First my focus was on getting back into the swing of things at home and work after my brother, sister-in-law, and their kids headed for home. Got the manuscript of my first Geren book handed over to my editor, got my short story 'Renegade' posted at my Triune page, and once those tasks were done, I was able to focus most of my creative energy on writing in the first Triune novel. Delighted to get myself up to chapter 7 and past 20,000 words. I also enjoyed a couple autumn outings, and I'm very glad I headed north to Mille Lacs Lake one weekend, because the color up there was far better than in my area. Another unusually warm month, even coming into November with highs in the 60s and still no hard freeze. That has made taking down my garden a pleasantly leisurely affair!

Oct 5 - Finished chapter 1 of 'DWoT'
Oct 11 - Finished chapter 2 of 'DWoT'
Oct 18 - Finished chapter 3 of 'DWoT'
Oct 25 - Finished chapter 4 of 'DWoT'
Oct 27 - Finished chapter 5 of 'DWoT'
Oct 31 - Finished chapter 6 of 'DWoT'

As for November, the full-steam-ahead progress with the first Triune novel won't be lasting much longer. First is getting back my 'dripping-red-ink' manuscript of the first Geren novel, which will take priority with my time. I need to keep nudging some art projects ahead as well, but the latter half of the month will be occupied by a nice long trip to see family over Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to that, but my teammates at work are trying not to panic... ;)

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October 1st, 2015
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Simmering September
September for me was a toasty and busy month. It was the fourth warmest September for my area, which meant I didn't get near as much good cool sleep in the later part of the month as I'd hoped. But at least it cooled a little for my second visit to the State Fair, and the weather was lovely for my time at the Renaissance Festival as well.

Thanks to no work on my first Geren book this month, I actually have an accomplishments list, hurrah! The latter part of the month was focused on cleaning (my carpets were abysmal due to cat stains) and getting ready for the visit of my brother, sister-in-law and their 8 kids. I really fell off the wagon with exercising in the latter half of the month, though dragging that Rug Doctor up and down lots of stairs should count for something.

Sept 5 - Made Portal Page image for 'The Reformation of Tarreg'
Sept 6 - Finished writing 'Renegade'
Sept 9 - Second whole blood donation of 2015
Sept 14, Red-letter day - Started writing Dark Wings over Triune!
Sept 14 - Finished DWoT trailer-avatar
Sept 26-30 - Fun with the nieces and nephews
Sept 30 - Finished 'Autumn Walk' wallpaper and sidebar images

As for October, my brother and his family are heading out the morning of the first, so for me it's back to my job and back to my real work as well--I'll be balancing my energy between progress with the first Triune book, working with a freelance editor on my first Geren book, and whaling away at art projects as time permits. I need to get back at it with exercise too, and hopefully some of it outside, weather permitting. So glad autumn has finally come!

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September 1st, 2015
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Off-track August
I picked up a magnet a year or so ago, probably in Montecito. In black letters on a gold background, it simply saids "We plan, God laughs." It's on my refrigerator now, and it aptly describes my August this year! Because promptly on August 1st, after over 4.5 years with no big outbreaks, my vertigo abruptly returned. That entailed having to take some time off work, and not being able to do much of anything for the first week, with a gradual recovery, punctuated by setbacks, over the rest of the month. I'm still trying to get extra sleep each night, but as of September 1st, the symptoms are nearly completely gone (but they never completely vanished after the first time either).

So, needless to say, that quite delayed my plans for the month! I'm grateful that I still made pretty good progress with my craft projects, but everything else is behind. At least I was able to finish writing 'Tarreg,' resume progress on 'Renegade,' and especially that I've got a freelance editor lined up to go over Hu-Hua's Cry in October, but preparations for Triune are quite behind where I hoped they would be.

Aug 21 - Finished writing 'The Reformation of Tarreg'

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots COMPLETE!
Pass 5 Verbal read-through COMPLETE!
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout COMPLETE!
Pass 7 Final sweep 5% done, Awaiting Professional Review


So what didn't get done in August is what's on my plate for September. Finishing up 'Renegade' first, though at least I won't need to have it polished up in order to launch into DWoT (acronym for the first Triune novel). Getting my prep-work done and starting in on DWoT is my top priority in September.

But there's the anticipated arrival of autumn as well, so hopefully I can start getting outside for exercise soon, enjoy a second visit to the State Fair, and spend a day at the MN Renaissance Festival. I have lots of cleaning on my plate as well, since the end of September will bring a visit from my brother and his van-full of my nieces and nephews. I'm very glad they're staying at the Towners instead of my place, but it will be great to see them!

Current Music: "O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus" by Selah
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August 1st, 2015
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Swift July
That was a fast month! Of course it always takes a bit to get back into the swing of things after a trip, which added to the swiftness. I am not complaining, because I am always glad to make it to the end of the hottest month of summer. Although I didn't get as far as I wanted with craft projects, I am pretty pleased with everything else. Because nasty, hot, muggy high summer makes me disinclined to set foot outside, I set a new record of 192 miles on my exercise bike for the month. Finished pass 5 through my first Geren book and pass 6 should be done this weekend. Got a good chunk of a story written as well, which felt really good with my life so devoured by editing this year. And thanks to the blessing of central air and fabulous light-blocks, while I'm a bit ragged from poor sleep, I'm far better than I would be feeling now if I still lived at my old place. What a blessing!

July 12 - Started writing 'The Reformation of Tarreg'
July 23 - Fourth apheresis donation of 2015

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots COMPLETE!
Pass 5 Verbal read-through COMPLETE!
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout In Progress, 92% done
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started


As for August, this month is going to bring a huge shift in direction for me. Once pass 6 is complete, I'm going to be setting editing aside for a little bit. I need fresh, well-trained eyes to look at the novel and help me see where it still needs work. So my focus will probably be on wrapping up some short stories and diving into preparations for starting the first Triune novel (finally!). Hopefully I can also keep picking away at some craft projects as well, and August also brings the annual delight of the Minnesota State Fair--just got my tickets!

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July 25th, 2015
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My Garden: Addendum
Apparently my "dreaming of world dominion" purslane does not start blooming until well after 9 each morning. Got the pictures below after 10 today.

Moving the pot to take these photos was a challenge, because it is largely buried! (That's my bistro table it's sitting on)




But as can be seen below, there actually IS a pot under all that purslane. I keep it pinched back on that side so it doesn't smother my evovulus. (Amazed that poor thing is still alive and blooming!)




I'm glad for weekends, or I'd never get to see this cheerful display! Had to take photos so I can enjoy them at work, and know what I'm missing out on!

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July 22nd, 2015
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My Garden in 2015
I know my mom's been wanting to see photos, but anyone else is welcome to look as well. My color theme this year was purple, blue, and yellow/gold, so stronger colors than last year. I kept some of the plants that did well last year (petunias, calibrachoa, lobelia, bachelor's buttons) and tried some new ones as well.

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July 16th, 2015
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Baking in Idaho
Pardon the pun, but I did feel like a baked potato for a good part of my Idaho trip. We were unfortunate enough to have most of the time overlap a record-setting and remarkably early heat wave.

Saw some beautiful places, and it was a real treat to get back to Glacier National Park for a day, but my strongest wish is to go back (at least to the northern parts) when it's cool enough that I can ENJOY being outside!

At least my photos don't come with the brutal heat attached...but I wish I could include the smells on some of them! My walk along Pettit Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains was probably the best-smelling walk I have ever taken.

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And getting Idaho knocked off my list of dream states has moved my states map along a little, yay!


visited 22 states (44%)
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July 3rd, 2015
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Jumping June
June was all over the place. More stressful craziness at work, especially the first weeks, then an abrupt shift to celebrating turning 40 and going on vacation with my wonderful mom. What was supposed to be a refreshing escape to the mountains in and near Idaho turned into a running of the gauntlet through a ghastly heat wave with temperatures running 10-20 degrees above average. At least we only were near a couple small wildfires, but I dread what could be coming. Thank God our rental car had fabulous air conditioning! Also glad to have a three-day holiday weekend to recuperate from my vacation!

June 20 - Third apheresis donation of 2015
June 23 thru July 2 - Off to Idaho!

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots COMPLETE!
Pass 5 Verbal read-through In Progress, 47% done
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started


As for the rest of July, time to roll up my sleeves and get back into it (Ecclesiastes 9:10 has been on my mind). Hope to finish pass 5 and dive into pass 6 with my first Geren book, also hope to get going with some writing again. I have some smaller craft projects to start on that will be more creative than just painting furniture, and perhaps some art projects to start on as well. So grateful for central air because I could never have managed it at my old place!

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June 12th, 2015
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Abby: In Loving Memory
On Wednesday, my mom said goodbye to her wonderful German Shepherd Abby. She almost made it to 13 years, such a blessing for a breed that size. But of course the time feels far too short.

I don't have as many photos as I'd like, particularly of the years before I got my first digital camera. Don't have any of her in her obedience training or agility either, in part because I had to sneak in to watch so she didn't know I was in there! But I was happy, combing through years of photos, that I made it a point to take some whenever I visited my parents in California, and that I have two movies as well. So wish I'd had my current camera when she was a puppy!

There is no denying that she had a wonderful life and a lot of love, and came a long way from the puppy who threw up on car rides and was scared of the water (and all other dogs). In her later years she scared a few years of life out of a few unfortunate USPS/UPS workers, that's for certain! She liked cats but didn't seem to learn that skunks were a bit different.

I'll never forget the time she got loose while I was housesitting for my parents, went off for a refreshing swim in a nearby pond, and then put herself into her kennel afterward!

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June 1st, 2015
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Mad May
Another crazy busy May, though at least this one was less from the job and more with personal tasks. Notwithstanding the crappy weather over Memorial Day weekend, I had a fabulous month for getting out to parks and the MN Arboretum, as well as driving halfway across Wisconsin for an art fair. Got the garden planted as well--all that remains is installing the morning glories once they're big enough to start vining, and adding mulch once it stops raining so much. Also glad that the drought my area has been under has gotten a big kick in the teeth with all the rain of late.

Very pleased with the amount of progress I made with Geren book 1 passes 3 and 4, and my progress with craft projects on top of everything else going on. I didn't get to do any story writing or art (again), but at least I'm in a much better place to have a good shot at both come July.

And look, a tiny accomplishments list!

May 14 - Finished 'The Avalorn and the Farmer's Daughter' (ballad lyrics)
May 23 - Second apheresis donation of 2015


Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots In Progress, 70% done
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started


As for June, I probably won't get too much done, not with my 'turning-40' Idaho trip bearing down fast. It would be nice to get started with Pass 5, finish the craft project I'm in, and perhaps a little more. June also brings the blessings of Farmer's Markets again, and trying out the aquatic fitness options I signed up for. Can't forget my wonderful raise and the fun of setting up a new budget!

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May 21st, 2015
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This Photo Spam has been Brought to You by the Season Spring
I love spring, even though it means awful summer light and heat is around the corner. After being largely green-deprived for months, it is wonderful to see the plants leaf out, the flowers bloom, the birds return and start singing. Every year it's a delight to savor the sense of rebirth, growth, and renewal, a tantalizing foretaste of the Resurrection to come.

I was blessed to have a couple Saturdays over the past month where I could get out for some walks, and take some photos. Too bad I can't also share the sounds, or the scents, but I hope you enjoy! Photos are displayed chronologically.

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May 1st, 2015
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Aggravated April
Yet another month with a non-existent accomplishments list. A very frustrating month too, as the title says. The fact that it took me around 3 months working like crazy just to get through pass 2 for Geren book 1 revisions was a huge disappointment, because I therefore have to delay my planned start for the first Triune novel by a few months. Overly stressed about the whole affair, because I'm tired of everything taking longer than planned, and also because of the ever heavier feeling of time running out. I want to see how much of my life's work I can get done by my Jubilee year, though often even making it that far feels blindly optimistic considering how things are headed in this country and the world at large. Regardless, the sense of dwindling time has led to a lot of stress, along with increased frustration/resentment over how much of my life gets wasted on my stupid-meaningless-paid-job...which I do really need for rent, food, and giving, sigh.

At least pass 3 is moving a lot faster than pass 2! Also pleased that I made a start on writing some ballad lyrics that have been on my Obstinate Pests list for a year.

I did make some progress with my craft project--painting is almost done and waxing is up next. Got out for some nice spring outings, and had a great time at a pair of art festivals (and saw a play, and rode in a limo bus, and kept my weight down at a very nice level thanks to more time spent exercising).

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions In Progress, 56% done
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots not yet started
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started


I'm probably starting to go a little crazy because I haven't gotten to work on any art projects at all this year, between issues with the software and my focus being on revisions. That's going to need to change soon before I have to rent me a padded room.

As for May, my focus will be divided between passes 3-4 and gardening, at least initially. I want to wrap up the craft project so I can start the next, hope to get out and enjoy the spring before it's too hot for me, and probably squeeze in some art somewhere along the way for sanity's sake. Don't know if writing will happen at this rate, with so much else to attend to...

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April 16th, 2015
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Yay!
Photos of my wonderful 'Jack Frost' Brunnera macrophylla, aka Siberian bugloss. So glad it survived the winter!

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April 1st, 2015
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Muddled March
'Muddled' is a good word to describe the weather in my area in March! -9 or so at the beginning of the month, close to 70 in the middle of the month, then down again for a bit of snow and some much-needed rain, before bouncing back to 60+ for the very end of the month. For me, it was another very busy month with not as much accomplished as I'd hoped (what else is new) and not much to show for it with my summary list either. Though at least this month I've got one!

I did make some progress with a craft project, and had fun planning for my 'turning-40' Idaho trip this summer, as well as some garden planning. Exercising is coming along decently as well, and since it was warmer at times, I got off the exercise bike and out for some long walks, which was nice (leaving aside what I did to my feet with my hiking shoes on that 11 mile jaunt at Afton State Park). But most of my spare time was engulfed with revisions and editing in my first Geren book. At least I now think I might actually live to reach Pass 3... (I was at 48% the end of February, and 11% the end of January.)

Mar 8 - Started writing 'Renegade'
Mar 11 - First apheresis donation of 2015

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions In Progress, 91% done
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions not yet started
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots not yet started
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started


Note: Passes 2 & 5 will take the longest because I have to do them at home, and can't work on the bus or my lunchbreaks. Pass 2 is the most difficult and grueling; Pass 5 will probably render me severely hoarse!

As for April, I need to wrap up the craft project before gardening season arrives, and I also want to finish the last Triune prep-story, though that is looking like a bigger project than I initially guessed. April brings the first art fairs I want to attend, and more outdoor excursions as well, I hope. But of course Geren book 1 revisions will still take top priority.

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March 1st, 2015
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Focused February
Well, there is no regular accomplishments list for this month, because I used most of my spare time for revisions and editing in my first Geren book. Hence the table below, which shows where I'm at with that huge process (I was at 11% of pass 2 at the end of January). The job was pretty quiet (with a fantastic 9% PSP bonus this year), the weather was very cold (9 degrees below average, making up for the two prior months, I guess), and both exercising and taxes went well. My biggest challenge has been to not run myself into the ground with complete exhaustion through all the work on book 1 I've been doing.

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions In Progress, 48% done
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions not yet started
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots not yet started
Pass 5 Verbal read-through not yet started
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout not yet started
Pass 7 Final sweep not yet started

Note: Passes 2 & 5 will take the longest because I have to do them at home, and can't work on the bus or my lunchbreaks. Pass 2 is the most difficult and grueling; Pass 5 will probably render me severely hoarse!

As for March, revisions progress will slow down a little, because I want to get the last Triune prequel story written, and also make some progress with a couple craft projects. Assuming the cold breaks at some point, it will be nice to start getting out more as well...and dreaming over garden plans for the summer...

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