I have finally finished one of the six secret project things I am making... that were supposed to be Xmas gifts. I finished it up last night while watching episodes of Firefly (I was feeling very nostalgic). I even managed to get the second one all sewn and even get its first glue down. Tonight I have more sewing and gluing to do, and then I'm done the second one. After that, I'll only have four left to do. *sobs*
At this rate, everyone will have their gifts in February.
I clearly bit off more than I could chew.
Things are starting to get going again for me, so my busy-ness is only going to increase. Starting this weekend, I'm back to teaching the women's only martial arts classes at Carleton U. I cannot recommend these classes enough; not just because I teach them (though I really love teaching them and I think I'm pretty decent at creating a fun place to learn and train), but because martial arts have helped me with so much, and I want to share that magic with the world.
I teach both kickboxing and kung fu. Looking at my classes, I see that my kickboxing class is full, so I would encourage anyone wanting to dip their toes in come join the women's only kung fu class. We get to learn all the fun stuff like striking, but also the cool stuff like forms... and weapons. Classes are open to women 15 years and older, and you don't have to be a Carleton U student to sign up.
Here's the class description and registration, if you're curious.
Also happening this weekend - Nights at the Round Table! Our paired-down, once a month book club streams live this Sunday on Twitch. Join us for a nerdy chat about books and stuff! The stream starts at 11:00, and we'll start the book chat around 11:30 or so. Don't worry if you can't make it. The panel will be uploaded to our YouTube channel on the 29th so you can nerd out at your leisure.
On the writing front, I am still editing The Lioness of Shara Mountain. I'm going slowly, trying to be extra thorough before I send it off to my last beta reader and strongest critic, my dad. After that, it'll be one more edit and then I start the publication journey. Hopefully.
Though I've decided to publish the book, I still haven't really decided how to publish the book. Every time I think I've decided, there's a horrid little voice in my head that keeps casting doubts, throwing up options that I then am forced to research, and otherwise making things difficult. I'll figure it out. Hopefully by the time the last of the edits are done. I have to say, beta reader two's comments certainly have boosted my confidence when it comes to this one.
I'm just worried that if I make the wrong decision here, I will languish forever in obscurity. I so desperately want to make writing a full time job. I wish I knew how. I'm just not savvy enough.
Alright, I have to go. I have so much to do it's not even funny.