Obligatory Coronavirus Post

Well, things are a little crazy, as I’m sure everyone knows. Unlike some others, I haven’t been panic shopping. I mean, I stocked up on some frozen stuff in case I can’t get access to fresh meat and veggies (for whatever reason) but other than that, don’t come at me about toilet paper or hand sanitizer.

Unless you want some funny memes:

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I seriously try to keep things “light” on this blog (in quotes because I’ve reviewed some dark shit) I did feel it necessary to drop a note at this time.

As to how this all as affected me personally, I am not sick and the library where I work has closed for a week just to make sure the public is protected.

Quick side note: If your library has done the same, please use their online resources. If they have streaming apps, e-books, or audiobooks; this is the best time to take advantage of them. If there are issues and your library is closed, most of these services do have a helpdesk to email, call, or chat with. This is not the time to be proud or ashamed of any level of technical knowledge. You wanna annoy your nephew cause you can’t link your e-reader or smartphone, just do it.

What made me think of posting about this is I wanted to make it clear that I am not sick in any way and any items from my needlework shop are germ-free. If this status changes, I’ll shut the shop down. In the case of my books, obviously, e-books are no danger but the books available in print are print on demand, so they’re not coming from me.

You all out there don’t panic, take all the proper precautions, and stay safe and healthy.

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P.S. On a side note, you may have noticed more ads on my blog. Sorry if they annoy you but I’ve got a mortgage to pay.

Overdue 2020 goals

Last year I did pretty well on my yearly goals but this year I’m gonna scale it down a bit. I don’t want to get overwhelmed:

  1. Draw more. I actually really miss this.
  2. Treat my writing and blog more like a business. I’d like to be publishing more often.
  3. Clean off my Kindle, Nook, iPad, AND read the ARCs I have piled up.
  4. More needlework.

That’s about it! I’ve gotten a pretty good running habit, my doctor says I’m very healthy so, my main goals now are the success of my writing and clearing out. Let’s see how this year goes!

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Needlework Progress

I had to spend money on the Black Panther themed yarn from Jimmy Beans wool. I got a bunch of skeins so I decided to make a shawl for a friend of mine and here’s how far I’ve gotten.

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My mental process for this was a roller coaster. Going from “Oh yeah, I can totally build this one stitch at a time” to “Fuck my life, I have to build this one stitch at a time.” But hey, I am loving these colors! And it’s fun and easy to knit this despite some of the stitches I’ve slipped that I feel just add character.

For more of my needlework, check out That Sinking Ship for other things I’ve made!

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2019 Goals!

Happy new year, everyone! And, like everyone else, I have a bunch of shit I’d like to get done this year:

  1. Complete my stash busting. I’ve done good so far and sold things in my shop so, I’ll keep that up.
  2. Finally run that 10k.
  3. Become debt free.
  4. Publish unfinished stories.
  5. Actually wear the make up I have.

Doing all of these seem feasible. If I publish more and use up my yarn, I can make more side money to pay off my debts. Also, more frequent updates may help me get more patrons over at Patreon. This year will be all about ensuring a more positive financial future!

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Writing Update? Other Priorities.

Not gonna lie, not much writing got done this week. After selling out my shop TWICE, I had to shift gears and put my effort where the sure money is coming in. And that’s my shop.

Can you blame me? I got a mortgage to pay and right now my needlework is selling much faster than my books. Perhaps that will change and I’ll have to switch focus again but for now, that’s how it is.

Now, this does not mean I’ve stopped writing. Muse does as muse do and I make sure to get my words in before I forget them. I haven’t given up on Emma’s story or any of my other projects.

As the shop fills back up again, more writing will happen. I have so much yarn to use up, filling it won’t take long. So, don’t despair! More stories will happen.

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