April Highlights: A Wedding, Spring, and Kingdom Pen

My Life

Lots of fun things this month. Spring is here. I’m wearing short sleeves. And I’ve climbed to the top of my tree for the first time this year – with bare feet. Why do people climb with bare feet in books? It hurts! Well, not that bad, but still… And yes, I do have a tree. At least I call it my tree because I was the only one who could climb to the top when we first moved to this house and the name stuck.

Secondly, remember that wedding I mentioned in my last update? Well, I drove down without a problem. The bypass around Indy was interesting, but nothing too crazy. The wedding itself was great fun. I got to meet friends I’ve worked with on Kingdom Pen. Several of the staff members the left, but the rest of us chatted into the evening as we tore down decorations (or sat on stacked chairs, watching others work). We ended up in my car, driving around hairpin bends, in the dark, around 10:00, singing Hamilton at the top of our lungs on the way to McDonald’s to get some ‘real food’. It was great fun.

Several Kingdom Pen Staffers

Because who doesn’t see a trashcan and decide to climb inside…

Also, some of you might remember me mentioning a brother who was enlisting in the Marines and had to get a waiver for his feet. Well, he got it and he is now sworn in. He’ll be heading off to bootcamp this summer or fall. Yes, I know it doesn’t have much to do with me or writing but #proudsistermoment

Writing

WIPs:

  • Scarlet Rose – correcting/rewriting: 8,387 words/seven chapters
  • Fidelyon: 22,251 words/8 chapters rewritten
  • Rose of the Night: send to an editor
  • Rose of the Oath: final corrections

Goals:

  • Send Rose of the Oath to an editor
  • Publish Rose of the Night
  • Redesign my website (toward the end of this month… if you see weird things happening around the 20th, that is what is going on)
  • Write part 3 of Scarlet Rose
  • Fidelyon… as much as I can get done; another 10-15 chapters

Google Searches:

  • Viney herbal plants Yes, Google, I’m being very specific. Lend a hand, would you?
  • Words that mean black Stygian works
  • Symptoms of a punctured lung Hmmmm, pain? Dizziness, painful breathing…
  • How to tend a punctured lung I’m sure Silvara will figure something out…

Other Writing:

My Life

I discovered Everfound this last month and have fallen in love with their songs. This is one of my favorites:

How have you all been? Have you ever climbed a tree in bare feet? What is your favorite Everfound song, if you listen to them? What sort of goals do you have for this month?

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12 Comments

  1. Ehehehe… Thanks for the shout out. XD
    And yes, climbing with bare feet does hurt. I used to be able to do it no problem, but that was also when I could run full speed down our gravel driveway without shoes or socks, so… 😛

  2. LOL! I climbed a tree once with bare feet and hair flying everywhere…..never doing that again. Sap is yucky stuff. Ugh. You crack me up every time with your google searches…..funny and I can’t wait to someday read Fidelyon!!
    And by the way, you’re right about trash cans. They make excellent hiding places. 🙂

  3. Okay, that sounds like the most fun after-wedding-party ever!! When my family attends weddings (or wedding receptions more often) we often wind up staying late to help clean up. And climbing in a garbage can…..ABSOLUTELY!!! 😉

  4. I love climbing trees! though I usually never climb bear foot, especially because I climb pin trees (that would totally hurt).
    That sounds like a fun weeding! I’ve only been to like one before (makes a mental note to get to know more people who are getting married)
    Congrats to your bother getting in! I salute him from here!

    • I’ve actually been to a number of weddings because we have quite a few young people at our church. I think this was my first wedding I attended that wasn’t church or family related though.

  5. Jolly good times. It’s so fun to read what you’ve been up to.
    Google takes the brunt of all the writer’s crazy ideas and questions. There should be a character in a book like Google who has a massive library and photographic memory and the ability to zip and fly around to get everyone’s answers. 😉

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