Bits and Bobs for February 2017

Bits and Bobs is my monthly update featuring personal tidbits and writing news.


Bits and Bobs for February…

February has been an interesting blend of frenzied productivity coupled with copious down time. I may have been a bit overzealous about the rapid timeline for various book projects on this year’s production calendar, but things are moving ahead. I’ve mostly been working on stuff for my other pen name this month, but Visions is just about ready to go out to ARC readers. I’m so excited!

Downtime…after a habit of putting in 16+ hour work days, I’ve been needing more hibernation time. I’ve cut back to between 4 and 12 hours per day (between writing stuff and my Other Job). Occasionally only 2 hours of work…scandalous! Which might be why my production calendar is a bit behind. But honestly, how long did I think I could do 16+ hours per day, 7 days per week?

Besides, you know how rainy days make you just want to snuggle up in a comfy chair with a blanket and a cup of your favorite steaming beverage? Well, the weather here in drought-ravaged Southern California has been all about rain. Much needed, but flood-inducing rain. The best way I can describe it is by using the movies Max Max and Waterworld:



So yeah, lots of days where I just want to be snuggled up with a good book, or stream some Netflix, or play Minecraft.  Ooh, I just saw the Fifty Shades Darker movie. So much drama. One part made me jump in my seat! I enjoyed it a lot. And that Kim Basinger, though! What a great love-to-hate role. I can’t decide whether to post about the movie on my next review blog or talk about the alien romance book a reader recommended to me. Speaking of books…


Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Progress:

I didn’t read as much as I wanted this month (is it even possible to read as much as we’d like to?), but I got 3 more checked off the challenge list, for a total of 6 out of 40.

[x] An audiobook (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling)

[x] A book from a nonhuman perspective (Alien Conquest: The Warrior’s Prize by Scarlett Rhone)

[X] A bestseller from 2016 (The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins)



How’d your month go? Read, watch, or do anything intriguing?

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