Spring is the time of plans and projects. -Leo Tolstoy

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Just a super-quick update on what’s got my time and attention these days.

I’ve been working on a last round of edits for my manuscript and writing a series of essays for publication before and just after my September book release.

Have you ever used Microsoft Word’s track changes function?

Let me put it this way: twenty years ago, I remember telling a few people that if I went missing permanently, you could blame my former husband.

Then I worked a series of jobs that put me on the bad side of some. A domestic violence advocate. An investigative social worker. A probation officer. Any number of people on the other end of my work might want to bump me off.

And now? Now I am confident that if I’m found in a shallow grave, one of my editors will be responsible. I cannot seem to learn computer skills quick enough to avoid fouling up their great work. I’ll put their names on a sticky note by my will in the closet, just in case.

But the never-ending effort appears to be paying off.  And more than that, it’s becoming fun again instead of stressful (with the exception of the nightmare where two whole manuscripts were being deleted from my computer, line by line. Yikes!). Maybe it’s the added sunlight, but I feel for the first time in a while everything feels like is happening just as it should, and I look forward to book related adventures.

indexSpeaking of book, I’ve just finished some terrific reads. My Degeneration is a graphic novel by Alaskan author Peter-Dunlap Shohl about his journey with Parkinson’s Disease. Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack is a memoir about her childhood years spent on a sailboat with her foul-tempered father and her two sisters as they head to the Fijian islands. And, to balance such intensity, I checked out Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding from my local library.

So that’s what’s up with me. How about you?

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