A while ago I’d gone off to work for a few days and when I returned my sister said, “So how’d you do?” and I said, “Well, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to,” and she said, “Do you ever?” and I felt really called out, like, y’know? @.@ So anyway, I’m going to try not to start these Thinks To Done recaps with “I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to” because…do I ever? :}
So the studio didn’t work out and I decided I’d move into the room in the house meant to be my home office. It took about a week, which is a lot of time out of February, and took the room from looking like this:
with bonus pictures of the Captain’s Chair, because everybody always wants a better look:
and the extremely important creation of my Wonderful Women Wall, which took a lot of the put-the-office-together time:
The big Rogue poster was a gift, nearly 25 years ago, from Ted and our long-time roommate Shaun. The little fairies are from a college friend, and the little dreamcatcher is from my long-time and best-beloved writing partner Sarah. The hard-to-see Beauty and the Beast print (top right next to the orange one) is an Ursula Vernon print, and the dragon below it was a gift from another college friend. Two more friends gave me the blue and green Gemini print beneath the gold mask, and the Ember pencil drawing on the bottom right in the white frame. I drew the orange “Virgo” myself. Since this picture was taken I’ve added a cross-stitched rose, which yet another friend did from a photograph I’d taken.
This wall means a lot to me. ♥ I can’t, at the moment, find its final piece, which was a gift from my parents, and I’m certainly hoping it’s in a box I haven’t delved deeply enough into yet, because I’ll be crushed if it’s gone missing in one of our moves.
I also, as we all know, DELETED MY ENTIRE MAILING LIST (you can sign up for it again (or for the first time) here! :}) and I spent a lot of time that would otherwise have been spent writing (maybe) trying to recover it, or get new signups, or some combination thereof. I’ve still got another push to do for that, in fact, but it reached about 50% of its former carrying capacity in two weeks, thanks to the generous retweets and signal boosting from others, so that’s something, at least. I sang a chorus from “Livin’ On A Prayer” in thanks to the new subscribers, so there’s that incentive to go sign up… :)
I wrote more of my Rosie the Redeemer meets Captain America fic for my Patreon.
I wrote and delivered a book proposal.
I did a fair-sized chunk of revisions on a book that will soon be re-released.
I went to a few movies and wrote a few movie reviews and read a few novellas, which I’m currently loving (I’ll be writing about them in the next newsletter!).
I HIT LEVEL FORTY IN POKEMON GO!!!! I have never before in my life leveled out in a video game, so this is VERY EXCITING TO ME!!! :)
I did some coloring! That was nice. And a reader sent me a huge set of Prismacolor pencils she was never going to use (“they can spark joy somewhere else!” she said, AND THEY DO), and OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG they’re SO PRETTY!!!
I watched all of Umbrella Academy, which I enjoyed very much, and, oh, I did some actual photography with the real camera, which was nice.
Huh. That’s actually a pretty decent month’s work & stuff, isn’t it? Which is what I was hoping doing a Thinks To Done post would help me realize… :)