It has been a LONG time since my last monthly update post, and there are several reasons for that. Back in December, my grandfather passed away over Christmas and it was a difficult time for me, my family and relatives. We were all very close to him. He was a wonderful person, and I look forward to the day when I’ll see him again in heaven.
Then a few months later, when I was finally getting back into the swing of things, I fell and fractured my foot. After a lot of pain, limping around, and frustration, it’s finally getting better now after 6 weeks. I’m wearing a brace, and some days are worse than others, but it’s improving. With spring here though, I want to run outside, smell the flowers, have fun without limping about. *sigh* I’m still going to enjoy the season as best I can though; I won’t let it hold me back! *determined face*
So those are the reasons why monthly update posts and other things fell silent until now. April really helped get me back in gear though, with the A-Z Challenge. 🙂 Okay, so here is what’s been going on and will be going on in the blog and in the writing lane! This post is also a part of the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up link up!
WIP “V. Chronicles” Progress
I’m on page 70 of 237 on my 8×11 Word doc! Yay! So far Draft #4 has been about making scenes and paragraphs flow smoothly, fixing the disjointed bits, and deleting unnecessary descriptions and clutter. I am “sweeping up the dust” so to speak.
I’ll discuss it more in a Behind the Scenes post sometime this month.
The serial series Madnes Solver will now post only twice a month, according to the BlogBattle’s new schedule. But to fill in the void on off weeks, I’ll post something fun on Wednesdays, so you’ll always have something good to read when you drop by!
The story is now entering its newest arc: The Floating Isles Arc! To keep up-to-date with all of my news and writing projects, follow the Newsletter.
On The Blog
All of April was the huge A-Z blog challenge! My theme was legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I chose obscure and interesting ones that I thought most people hadn’t heard of (they were new to me too!), and it was a ton of fun! I put together a list of all of the posts on a page, so you can revisit or catch up on those you missed:
Noteworthy and fun posts this month have been
- The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa
- Mongolian Death Worm
- The Icicle Woman of Japan
- Wolfsbane, What’s The Big Deal?
- Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter
I have three book reviews to write! They will be:
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Stay tuned. 😉
Some Articles I Found Interesting/Fun
Time was tight this month, but I did find some inspiring, informative, or simply fun pieces:
I didn’t see many movies this month (surprisingly), but one I did watch was John Carter. I didn’t see it when it first came out because of all the negative reviews and odd trailers. But two friends finally convinced me to give it a chance. And you know what? I actually liked it!
Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t bad either, and had fun characters and an interesting world. I’d be glad for a sequel!
Have you seen it yet?
THINGS TO COME
#WeeklySmile: I plan to join in this meme soon, I’m thinking on Mondays, to give us all something positive to think about as our week begins.
#BlogBattle: Every other Tuesday now. Next one is May 10.
#ReadWriteLiving: A new series about anything to do with reading and/or writing and life, on Wednesdays. 😉
#FishingForAnswers: I’d like to start this back up again for a few Fridays.
#RonovansWeeklyHaikus: I’ve been away so long, I need to get back into my Saturday haiku groove!
How was your April? Any plans for May?