Li’l dragon sketch. Accurate representation of me waiting for bookmail.
Oh, hi, everyone! I’m back but also not back. XD
So, technically I ought to have been back from my blogging hiatus two weeks ago . . . but I’m not sure how often I’ll manage to blog since I suddenly find myself without home internet. And until that changes, it’s just a lot harder to keep up with blogging and all the social media on my very limited phone. *winces*
I feel a bit too scattered to do a proper Ishness post, so this is a less structured/complete-feeling post . . .
But I did have a lovely hiatus in May! Some things I did:
Having fun with a book about drawing dragons. Hadn’t sketched in years and really enjoyed this.
- read a fair bit
- drew some dragons
- played Settlers of Catan
- started a weekly-ish Star Wars re-watch
- had a refreshing break from some online stuff (not realizing until later in May that this would go on rather longer than I’d planned)
- had the chance to copyedit for some amazing authors ❤
- generally kept busy
Speaking of books I copyedited . . . shoutout to two books releasing later this month: Jenelle Leanne Schmidt’s upcoming novel An Echo of the Fae (June 21), and Midnight for a Curse by E.J. Kitchens (June 25)! I adored both books and y’all should totally check them out! 🙂
I did keep up with a bit of writing early in May, following my successful April Camp NaNo. Though not in the way I’d hoped . . .
See, I had plans of continuing to write Operation Foxtail, but got derailed by Tare’s series wanting some attention/snippets/editing, and also by brainstorming possible new Glassman ideas.
And, mostly, working on a fantasy short story, The Secret Piano. I’m greatly enjoying that and should probably share it someday . . . if I ever finish it. *collapses*
Cover (for fun) of my fantasy short story WIP, The Secret Piano. ^_^
Current plan is to finish that as well as some some tweakings for KW2 (because Tare is still interested in me working on that).
And then to see what I can do about wrangling all the plot threads and notes and things that need to happen for the last third (hopefully??) of Operation Foxtail.
If I can get that together somehow, I’m hoping I can make some progress on that again for July Camp. (Never mind how busy I’m going to be. Leave me to my delusions. *cough*)
Snippets (because I haven’t shared any in ages)
I stared, transfixed by the music which twined around me and planted me where I stood. The boy played on for a few more moments until his gaze drifted up and snagged on me standing there to the side. The notes jarred and jangled to a startled halt, and silence crashed around us like a brick falling on the keys or on my heart.
I imagined Thomas reading the letter. I imagined it sitting on his nightstand, him looking over at it sometimes. I imagined him burning it.
Perhaps it had never reached him at all. Did Thomas even get letters? I imagined a servant throwing it away. I imagined it lost, languishing indefinitely in a stack of letters to his father.
(The Secret Piano, WIP)
“I’m just doing what you’d do.”
Tare’s voice was flinty. “You don’t know anything about me.”
“Maybe not now, but I did once.”
Tare narrowed his eyes. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
(The Shadow of Kedran’s Wood, KW3, future WIP)
Anyway . . .
The Bookstagram addiction is real
Anyway, despite my planned good intentions of returning to regular blogging in June, I will probably be as sporadic on blogging as I have been (sorry!), but maybe I’ll get a few posts in here and there . . . And if I am behind on social media or emails or something, I sincerely apologize! Blame it on my vanishing internet. *shifty eyes*
Although, I am back to daily Instagram posts and having a blast with it!
Hope someone enjoys this mini post of semi-back-ness! Thanks for reading. ^_^