Jan. 2, 2013: Racing into 2013!

The winter doormat

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Waning Moon
Sunny and cold

2013 and here we are! Yippee!

Since I’m rather fond of anything with the number “13” in it, I’m a happy camper about the coming year.

First of all, today is the last day “First Feet”, the Jain Lazarus tie-in story, is available. So download it before the link is cut. 😉

If you didn’t get a chance to read my first recommendation of a book for the new year, Shirley Wells’s DYING ART, please hop over to A Biblio Paradise and check it out.

The GDRS are up — the answers to my questions (and those were hard to answer both honestly and compassionately) are here and my To-Do list for January is here. I’ve even managed to knock a few things off the list!

I worked more than I expected to yesterday — I meant to just hop on “for a minute”, but then got tied up in stuff. Which is fine; it needed to get done.

Both “When Words Align” and “Sensory Perceptions” start today, along with a private student, so I’ll have my hands full for the next chunk of time. I’m almost finished with the wacky proposal for my agent, I’ve been working on the next assignment from Confidential Job #1, I got a few pitches out yesterday, and am still working on the Twelve Days of Christmas stories. Glad I didn’t commit to writing, editing, and POSTING them for this cycle! I like the challenge of doing them, but some need to be circled back to for some additional work.

I need to spend time on the Astronomy assignments today — I’m falling farther and farther behind. The lectures are long — there are about 15 of them per week, instead of the usual 6-8 I had in other classes, and a lot of them are double the length. However, I’m not holding anyone else up, since I’m auditing, and I’ll just keep working. The next science class starts on Monday, so I don’t want to fall too far behind on this one.

Of course, I’ve got a bunch of other work to do today, too, trying to secure some income-generating work immediately for the New Year! Lots to do, but I’m excited for the New Year!

Baked scones this morning (test driving the recipe for Sunday). It’s fine. Not brilliant, but it will work. Wrote my 1K on MURDER’S INTOLERANCE.

And off we go!



  1. Off we go indeed! I resisted the urge to get that “one little thing” written yesterday, so today is full-on. I knew if I’d started on it yesterday, I’d have done exactly as you had. 🙂

    So far, the work proposals I sent out a few weeks ago are waiting for the go-ahead. If they are all approved, I’m in for a ton of work, but I don’t expect them to be. And one client is slow to get moving. Hopefully, March/April slow as January and February could be really busy. If the stars align, that is. 🙂

  2. What a delightful place to stumble into. All this activity, and cats too.

    2013 will be some Grimm’s work for me. I just finished reading the COMPLETE thing. Unless you’re doing honest to god research, save yourself the trouble – my theory is, these are BEDTIME stories, and they’re intended to PUT THE KIDS TO SLEEP.

    happy new year.

  3. Welcome, Christian — which version did you read? Some of the earlier ones, closest to the original, were definitely not meant for kids! 😉

  4. PSS — if you can read them in German, they’re even more interesting – those shades of meaning.

  5. HAPPY 2013! January is nearly half over, but I’m making progress. I’m determined to have at least 2 completed and polished novels this year! d:)

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