I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb.”  Around here, our mild winter hasn’t been very lion-like in terms of making its presence felt.  (Not that I’m complaining, mind you).  Still, we’re all looking forward to spring, and seeing colors other than brown and gray out there.

Aww, da puddy tat's saying "hi" to the lamb...




Although winter hasn’t been making its presence felt, my writer life certainly has, and I’m delighted to be able to report continued progress!

So, let’s get to it:

My goals:

1. Check-ins on Sundays.

2. Blog posts on Tues/Fri schedule.

I posted Wisdom on Walls on Tuesday, a sampling of modern day “graffiti” wisdom collected from Facebook wall postings.  It was well received, with several readers saying they were going to use the idea, too.  It will be cool to see what they come up with!  Friday I put out a post about a classic icon of 19th century femininity, The Gibson Girl.  It was a very time-intensive post to research and write, and although it didn’t get as many views as I would have liked, the subject was fun and interesting to learn about.

3. Work on sequel to first book.

While the writing sessions are mentally draining, it’s been very satisfying to turn off that inner Critic and just write.  I finished a chapter this week, and have the next outlined.  I am only re-reading passages at the beginning of each writing session to reacquaint myself with the material, but I am NOT editing.  I reassure myself that this will come later.  It’s been a real effort of will to not go in and edit the heck out of everything, I can tell ya!

4. Support fellow writers/bloggers.

I’m always in awe of the blogging talent out there, although sometimes I can’t read them right away and will save them for later.  Then I read a bunch at once and do a blitzkrieg of tweets with links, which probably looks weird, because I’m relatively quiet on Twitter otherwise, haha.  But cutting back on my Twitter chatter has been the only way I’m getting my writing done.  I have been keeping up with folks on Facebook, though, during non-writing times.

5. Exercise.

This seems to be going well – I had two vigorous garden-clearing sessions this week, and I’m currently nursing sore feet after walking the 4.7 mile Burke Lake loop this morning with a friend.  Woot!

So, what has your week been like?  Has March come in like a lion, or a lamb?  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,


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