Good Morning, Everyone
It is still damp and cool on the south shore of Long Island. Happily, the wind finally blew itself out. Flurries of ornamental cherry trees’ blossoms fell into layers of pink snow. I feel I have been away from my blog-osphere for some time. Pour your morning brew. Let’s catch up.
If we were sipping coffee, I would report that since Easter (maybe before), I have been writing and writing and writing. April 2022 A to Z Blog Challenge took a good deal of attention. I received nice feedback from my Grand Prompts to Ask Your Grands and enjoyed several new blog sites. The biggest challenge I faced with A to Z is keeping up with fellow bloggers. Nevertheless, I earned another A to Z survivor badge, which I must get on my widget sidebar one of these days, but am thinking of re-theming and re-working my website. Also, I bought a domain and will slowly eek into using a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org . This little change should yield a more professional presence and reduce the likelihood of messages and newsletters getting lost in spam and promotional folders (I hope). Stay tuned.
If we were sipping coffee together, I would announce that hip-hip-hooray, The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers is in the hands of several blessed beta readers. I expect another round or three of edits before handing in the final manuscript. The description and log line also need work.
If we were sipping coffee together, I would confirm that writing is a lonely business but doesn’t have to be isolating. I am so fortunate to have found a few groups to zoom in, share, learn, and write with during the week. The regular meetings keep me accountable for my work. It is also so refreshing to talk about writing with those who are writing. If you have a chance to join or start a small tribe, grab it!
If we were sipping coffee together, I would mention that I will be on the road. Live outdoor bookish events are popping up before school ends.
May 18th Hampton Bays Elementary School, Hampton Bays, NY
May 21st NYS Library Association-SSL Conference, Verona, NY
May 28th Long Island Authors Group Meet and Greet at the Islip Arts Center Westfield Mall
May 29th Riverhead Mosaic Street Festival Riverhead, NY (at the East End Art Council)
June 5th Port Washington Harborfest
If we were sipping coffee together, I would confess that because of the time spent writing, my house is layered in dusty furniture, grimy surfaces, and goodness knows what is sticking on the floor! I’ve neglected spring cleaning and it’s beginning to show. Matt has been in the yard, killing weeds, clearing flower beds and prepping the garden. Peas and lettuce sprouted. He also got one boat launched. It is always a good day when a boat goes in the water and we go for a boat ride without a hiccup. The catboat is next.
Whew! That was a lot. I need a refill. How about you? How has your spring been?
Have a good week. Make it Funtastic!
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Pray for peace.
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