Blogging from A-Z April Challenge and Random Updates!

It’s March already (how did that happen!?) and April approacheth, with its Blogging from A-Z Challenge!  I have been pre-writing posts for that (or notes, rather) and will announce my theme during the A-Z Theme Reveal Blogfest on March 21.  Look for it!

2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge

Random update #1

I am so freaking tired, you guys.  Seriously.  I cannot wait for winter to be over.  I have literally no energy and I’ve eaten everything that isn’t nailed down.  Even the baseboards looked good (lots of fiber, you know).

It did not help that I managed to give myself the world’s biggest whiplash while skating. I came out of a spin and my blade slipped out from under me, and my back hit the ice, followed closely by my head.  I’ve been in car wrecks that didn’t hurt that much!  I still have a little residual neck pain and an annoying groin pull.  However, my Wolverine-like healing powers have activated and I am fine and back on the ice.

And, with the advent of warmer weather, my energy levels should go back up soon. I’m sure we are all looking forward to the sunshine and longer days.

Random update #2

This means absolutely nothing to anyone but me so I don’t expect you to care, but I thought I would share.  I’m no longer a redhead–I’m now a blonde!  Well, strawberry blonde.

A recreation of my expression when I saw my hair for the first time.

A recreation of my expression when I saw my hair for the first time.

Photo:  Elizabeth West

It’s actually more golden than it looks in that picture; I haven’t gotten a decent selfie yet.  They say blondes have more fun.  So far that’s not true, but I’ll keep you posted.

Random update #3

I have constructed a gigantic Word table with all the scenes/chapters either written or planned for Secret Book.  Only nine remain unwritten.  That may not sound like much, but they’re kicking my ass.  Because this is the Year to Finish Stuff, it WILL get done.  The table helped–it forced me to consider the purpose of each scene, with the unfortunate materialization of a couple more.  Nerts!  Oh well.

I shall leave you now and go recover from this day/week.  You’ll get another vocabulary post before the Challenge.  In fact, I hope to actually finish that by the time it rolls around.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

Image: Hongreddotbrewhouse / Wikimedia Commons 

8 thoughts on “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge and Random Updates!

    • Thanks! Yeah, that wasn’t fun. But it can happen. That’s why the stickers you’re supposed to wear at the rink have a disclaimer on them!

      On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Graphomaniac – Elizabeth West wrote:


  1. Glad you’re doing A to Z again. Careful with that skating. Last time I tried skating was about 35 years ago. I fell so many times and was so sore afterwards I decided never to try skating again–I held to that decision and am sure that I won’t be skating in my future.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    • Hahah, I fall a lot–I’m pretty used to it. That’s just part of skating. Most of the time, I know it’s coming and I can sort of prepare for it. But every once in a while, one sneaks up on you!

      On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Graphomaniac – Elizabeth West wrote:


  2. You look so pretty! But then I used to admire to your old gravatar picture from AAM.
    Really I keep waiting for the news that you met a very handsome Englishman and are moving to London :-).

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