I’m Ba-aack

After what feels like a long couple years of day-jobbing, finally there’s some interesting stuff going on around here again. This last fall DH moved departments and got a nice raise out of the deal, so now I’m back at home to do writing and household projects.

Looking ahead, early next month I will begin posting episodes of The Adventures of Einarr Sorensen, which you can think of as Viking pulp fantasy. If that sounds like your cup of tea, keep your eye on that space. (I’ll also be sure to announce it on Facebook and Twitter, if you happen to follow me there.) There will be new chapters every Tuesday and Thursday.

In the beginning of March, my debut novel Advent of Ruin should become available on Kindle – and quite probably elsewhere, unless the lure of KULL proves too strong. Or are they calling it KDP now? Either way. There will of course be a more formal announcement on that as launch day approaches.

On the home front, I feel like I have lots of catching up to do. Last spring I painted our hallway. At some point in the near future I need to get the living room, and then decide on colors for other rooms.

What may come before that, though, is that DH and I have talked about putting in a vegetable patch in our (kind of tiny, very sloped) back yard – which means planning how I want to build my beds! I’m thinking stacked boxes near the back door for herbs, a garden wall for leafy greens (probably nothing that fancy), and then maybe a raised bed or two. Does anyone have any clever ideas for building the wall and not wrecking siding?

I haven’t really done a lot of sewing over the past year, except that I’m learning to quilt, but yarn work is another story. Right now I’m trying to use up some of my stash, since it’s a little… okay, maybe a lot, out of control. Current projects: a Raglan sweater using some discontinued bouclé yarn, and hand-quilting my first project (because I can sit at my writing desk with a needle and thread but my sewing machine requires dedicated time).

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