a hard time gathering myself

I’ve been having a hard time gathering myself to blog. Part of it is that I’ve been very busy (I got everything on the last post’s to do list done and a great deal more), and part of it is that I’m very tired. It’s been a terribly emotional year and as I’ve said to a few people, we’re not really so much scraping the bottom of the barrel as trying to claw our way back up to its great height.

So this is what I’ve been doing instead of blogging:

Last week I designed new business cards, got the bookmarks & postcards for the (very successful!) ATLANTIS FALLEN Kickstarter done & ordered, ordered copies of TAKE A CHANCE, my comic book that has FINALLY become a graphic novel (I have to do a whole launch day post about it, agh), designed a t-shirt, picked & processed 13 pounds of crabapples (which represented about a quarter of what’s on the tree, oi!), made about three gallons of jam and jellies, watched Luke Cage, threw together a little chapbook sized print edition of RAVEN HEART for a bit of swag at Octocon, and…

…and this week I’ve done a ton of other stuff. Bought costume pieces for Octocon, which is coming up next weekend. Raked apples up from the back garden. Gotten ATLANTIS FALLEN all but ready to go to the printer (it should go in the morning, in fact, i hope!). Went to a SF book club for the first time. Put in an Amazon order for things I can’t find locally and then of course also some extra stuff because Amazon. :) Accidentally walked 11.6 miles in one day. Spent hours unsuccessfully trying to recover an email address & twitter account. Indulged in some *really exciting* retail therapy like buying new laundry baskets and rubbish bins.

Many things I’m forgetting, including the fact that I’m only just over a cold that’s lasted a very solid two weeks. Anyway, that’s kind of the past couple weeks in a nutshell and I’ll try to get back to more regular blogging…soon. ♥

3 Comments


  1. you have done a sh*tload of stuff Catie! don’t be so hard on yourself because you haven’t blogged. rather than a To-Do list full of everything you’ve yet to do, you made a Ta-Da list full of everything that you’ve already accomplished. it bolsters your self esteem, yes? :)


    1. this was kind of intended as a to-done list, yeah :)

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