Why does summertime seem to exist outside the normal passage of time? I swear, every June it’s like I blink and it’s August. I don’t know if this is a shared experience for everyone or if it has something to do with being in the Midwest or if it’s just my own life structure, but the winters are always insufferably long and the summers devastatingly short.
So, where did I leave off? Let’s see, my last update was in… APRIL? Jeezus that doesn’t even seem possible. Well, since then I’ve posted my lil book baby in full on every major story sharing site I could find. (Wattpad, AO3, FictionPress, Quotev, Inkitt, aJoara, & Tapas) I’ve gotten some really great feedback which was a pleasant surprise but it’s pretty hard to stand out among the ocean of other fantasy fics. (Quotev and Wattpad gave me the best response for all interested parties) I entered it in the Watty’s and aJoara’s summer contest so we’ll see if anything comes of that.
My focus has instead shifted to my new WIP. I’m still trying to get it ready for PitchWars this September but it’s an uphill battle. As always, I’ve overextended myself.
I’m still hosting and editing our podcast, Chaotic Nerdtral and still really enjoying it. I need to get all the episodes converted and ready for Youtube so I can cut some clips and get a presence on TikTok. We also opened a redbubble shop to sell some merch, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve had a lot of fun making some quick and easy designs for it.
Then there’s book club, and my new fantasy book club. I’m supposed to read 1,200 pages collectively by month’s end and I haven’t even started yet. WAY TO GO SARAH. Hoping I can get a ton of reading done when we’re camping this weekend but I don’t want to be rude and ignore everyone the whole damn time. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: can’t someone just pay me to stay home so I have more time?! Can’t I just magically become independently wealthy!? -siiiiiiigh-
Let’s see, what else went on this summer…
I made it to Ren Faire a couple times!
I updated my office a little bit more.
We went up North to visit my family.
Started playing Magic again (haven’t played for years) Really missed it!
I turned 31
Found out I have high cholesterol (wtf I am too young!) so I need to start eating better (lame) and exercising more (cause I have so much time for that)
Lost Marley. After 7 years with my scaley lil man he passed peacefully of old age. From what we can tell he was at least 12 or even as old as 14. Really miss him. I still catch myself habitually looking for where his tank was to check on him. But at least he had a long happy life.
And I think that just about catches you up. I’ll try not to let time get away from me next time. Hope everyone’s doing well and enjoying the summer! <3