I can say, with all honesty, that I am very glad to see March go. It was a very hectic month. Writing was not at the forefront as I dealt with other matters.
Before the 18th, I spent time doing a lot of sewing. I also did a lot of work to get things done that would be due between the 18th and the end of the month.
On the 18th, my family and I flew to New Orleans then drove to Fort Walton Beach, FL. One of my cousins got married on the 21st. It was lovely wedding. I got to see a lot of family that I haven’t seen in years. It was my first time to New Orleans too. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the French Quarter and Cafe du Monde. How can you not go to Cafe du Monde when in the French Quarter? We returned to Colorado on the 23rd.
Unfortunately, our return resulted in a comedy of errors for me. On the 24th, everything that could go wrong was more than happy to go wrong. On the 25th, Anubis the feline overlord was climbing onto my collarbone from the couch cushion behind my back. I tried to move him as it was uncomfortable. Something spooked him, resulting in him kicking out his back claws into my right ear. A lot of blood and pain followed by a 2 hour long visit to the Urgent Care for 3 vials of Dermabond (to put pieces of my ear back together again) and a tetanus shot. Fortunately, I did not need stitches but was really close to needing them.
I have spent the last few days on copious amounts of pain killers which made my Friday with my nephew interesting. For his sake, my mom came with me to watch him. It was clear that I would need help with him as my neck was also messed up from Wednesday night’s ordeal.
Today and tomorrow will feature the fun of getting my “office space” cleaned up from the sewing & packing chaos so I have somewhere to write again.
Looking forward to April, a great deal is going on. NaPoWriMo 2015, April Edition of Camp NaNoWriMo, and a Green Smoothie Challenge all kick off on April 1st.
Considering I only wrote 5 poems in March, I am a little nervous about NaPoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo. I am looking forward to the Green Smoothie Challenge as my dietary habits were horrid in March. Yay for cleansing and detox! In mid-April, I am hosting/teaching a class on heraldic commentary for the SCA at a local heraldic event. The monthly meeting I host on the subject are bad enough, due to my discomfort with public speaking, so I am extremely nervous about the class since there will be more people in attendance. I continue to hope that this month will be the month where I finally find a place to live.
April 14th is the release day for Elysian & Ether.
During NaPoWrimo/Camp NaNoWriMo, I plan to finish Vervain & Vice, start on Yowl & Yarrow and Hallow & Hearth, and continue the rewrite of Reaper’s Moon.