Monthly Roundup of Accomplishments

Monthly Roundup of AccomplishmentsMarch was a long, busy month. I can’t say I’m sad to see it go. It has never been my favourite month.

The biggest accomplishment in March was the publication of my novella Fowl Summer Nights on March 15th. It is now available through several outlets in both paperback and eBook. This strikes off another goal in my 2014 Challenge Stories I Hope to Publish.

Here are other tasks I accomplished during the 31 days.

I wrote 6 posts for this blog.

I wrote and edited four Roots to the Past genealogy columns. Besides the usual Tuesday snippet of the current week’s newspaper column, I added 3 posts written by me to Roots to the Past blog.

The Perfect Pedigree Chart
How to Record Major Life Changes
Across the Vastness of Ocean and Space

I planned and executed my first virtual book launch. The launch for Fowl Summer Nights took place March 28th on Quarter Castle Publishing’s Facebook page.

Other writing related accomplishments
I wrote a short story titled Milking Sunshine and submitted to Understorey Magazine for consideration.

The first issue of Diane’s Enchanted Scriptorium newsletter was published on March 15th. If you’re not already on my mailing list and would like to receive future newsletters, click here.

My first sketch in a few months. Now I'm ready to do more.
My first sketch in a few months. Now I’m ready to do more.

I attended the monthly East Hants Writers Group meeting.

Outside of my Writing Life
March Break consumed ten days of the month. With three children to entertain, not much work was completed. This year’s movie theme revolved around Midgard and Asgard and a few other realms where superheroes slayed monsters and one villain became a favourite character. A spin-off of this was lots of cartoon creations and sketches. All good things as the East Hants Fine Arts Association Spring Show is fast approaching.

Snow also kept us busy as we were bombarded with one large storm after another. Thankfully the weather is turning because our goat is due to kid tomorrow, so a few animals had to be ‘rearranged’ over the weekend to give the doe privacy while she gives birth.

That wraps up the ice month. The next six weeks will be extremely busy for me with out-of-the-house non-writing related work.

I’ll leave you with a picture my daughter sent to me just for fun.



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