In with the New!

So, I haven’t blogged in a while. My excuse is totally legit: I had another baby! He was born on January 5 and he’s wonderful. Beck is five and a half months old now and he’s an enormous baby. He wears 18-month size clothes. But he’s a gentle giant—he just likes to smile and laugh and grab everything. Here’s a photo of my two little sweethearts:


They’re the best.

In other news, I’ve been writing! I actually got back to writing after having the baby pretty quickly this time, but didn’t get back to my novel until the last month or so. I wrote a book for preschoolers about microbiology (admittedly, a tricky concept!) and a short story about a man who is haunted by imaginary whales (both are still in draft form).

Now, I’m gearing up to get serious about my novel and it’s going pretty well. I’m aiming to write for at least 30 minutes a day—which doesn’t seem like much, but it definitely helps to get the project moving. In July, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, which is a more flexible version of NaNoWriMo and happens twice in the summer. I’m planning to write 10,000 words of my manuscript, currently titled The Fortunes Market. I’m getting close to finishing the first draft—whoo!

I have some mommy blog posts coming soon. Bear with me—I’ve got two kids now! Other stuff is coming too. Someday, I’ll even finish this novel!


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