Gosh, I keep forgetting to post here – well, not forgetting so much as just not having the time, or the energy. I’m siphoning pretty much everything I have at the moment into Tales for Canterbury. Thankfully, we’re now 2/3rds of the way through the editing, and should be past this stage by early next week, when I can have a bit of a breather while we sort out more publicity stuff.

Sleep is still something I am not getting enough of, but we’ve launched into another round of gentle sleep training with the toddler, and hopefully this time she is responsive. I won’t know myself when I am getting a full nights sleep, not that I think it will happen any time soon. I do, after all, have a nine month old who is still feeding during the night.

My own writing isn’t happening at the moment. I’ve decided to pretty much just ignore it until after the editing is done. I have read through the first scene of my novella though, and am feeling the love there. I’m very much looking forward to getting back to work and getting it out into the world in the not too distant future. I feel no guilt at all about not writing at the moment. Tales needs my attention most at the moment, and it won’t be long until it’s finished.

There are so many fantastic stories in there. It’s been great reading through them all (several times, even!). I really hope you guys enjoy them as much as we have. I have a new appreciation for writers. We’re a great bunch, you know? I’ve been so impressed by how generous, thoughtful, encouraging, supportive, and responsive everyone is. They all get that we’re working on a tight deadline and are being so amazing with getting edits etc back to us quickly. It’s amazing. It rocks my world that I’m one of them.

Anyways, that’s about it from me! Some totally unrelated to writing things I could add are that my baby is getting close to being a toddler. Seriously, why is it happening so soon? She is standing up ALL the time and thinking about taking her first steps. She’s only just gone 9 months, and it’s FAR too young in my opinion, but I guess she really just wants to keep up with the big girls.

Our stray, Oliver, is in no way a stray these days. He is the smoochiest ball of fur around and I’ve had to start throwing him off my lap when he gets overly affectionate and I am trying to get my work done. Cat’s do NOT make good editors, or co-editors.

Oh, and winter is coming! I mean that in the literal sense (for the record, I love winter. Stews and soups and blankets, and heaters and slippers and snuggling up on the couch while the rain pounds on the roof. Lovely), as well as in that it’s only a few weeks until Game of Thrones starts in the US. OMG I am so freaking excited about the series. If it’s even half as good as the books, I will be happy. My husband has even said he will watch it with me when it comes our way. Bliss.

That’s all for now, folks! Hope you’re all well 🙂


6 thoughts on “Update”

  1. Sometimes life is really one thing at a time. I can’t WAIT for Tales to be on my PC!

    My son was walking at nine months as long as he could hold onto anything! He hated to crawl, so much preferred his feet. One older sister could be to blame, but from nine months onwards, his baby days had said goodbye… 🙂

    1. some babies just grow up fast, I guess! lol Nati sounds much the same. She is thinking really hard about taking her first solo steps right now.

  2. I am also foaming at the mouth in anticipation of GOT. We don’t subscribe to HBO, so I guess we’ll be waiting for it to be on Netflix… Grrr….

    My second one–my oldest daughter–is only 20 months younger than her brother, and her whole life was about keeping up with him. She crawled at 6 mos, cruised at 7 mos, walked at 8 mos, and was running by 9 mos. I’m not exaggerating even a little bit. The doctor saw her for a 9-month check-up, and he said, “You should know–this is not normal at all.” LOL. She’s still freakishly strong and plays football with the boys at recess. Like, American football–not soccer. 🙂 Clearly, she got some recessive genes somewhere… 🙂

    Awesome job on the anthology, by the way!


    1. Thanks, Amy! Some kids just want to move! Mine have both been very mobile from early ages, but Natalie more than Lauren – there is only 20 months between them as well.

      I have no idea when GOT will be over here!! I might have to be sneaky to get my fill. Been waiting for so long. Did you see the scent boxes they sent out to different people?? oh man, so cool.

  3. You know, I reckon editing contributes a lot to your own writing in the long run, anyway. You’re looking at heaps of stories with an eye to what makes them work – that’s got to have value going beyond this project.

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