Hmmm... This might be kind of boring, but I like to go back over the year for myself and set everything in my head. Out with the old year, in with the new, eh?
January: I started out the month editing furiously on Blink of an I and got that off to the editor for her second round of edits. Then I started editing Early Grave. We also spent a lot of time working in the woods.
February: Sent Early Grave off to the editor and got Blink back
for final edits. Got about halfway on the woods project. Watched the
Olympics. Got derailed by a life thing, but managed to get Blink
published on time. I finally finished reading the first book of 2018 -
Shogun. What a beast. Oh, and I started my 'eat healthier, get more
active thing' this month.
March: Seems like this month
started out kind of boring. I was working on edits for Early Grave.
And I cleared the garden beds of all the leaf litter. I notice that
this was the month I ordered a bunch of plants for the gardens. It was
also the month I started posting my weight to the blog. 186 pounds.
And I began weaning myself off Mtn Dew. Got the gardens planted and got
Early Grave back to the editor.
April: There was
Easter, which we celebrated with salmon and scallops instead of ham
because of the eat healthier thing. This was the month I got food
poisoning. And did a boatload of pay-job work. Early Grave was
published to the sound of crickets.
May: I spent a lot of time gardening and editing Sleeping Ugly
so I could send it to the editor for Round 1. This month also so an
epic heatwave for the month of May. I turned 48 and we celebrated 14
years of marriage.
June: I got Sleeping Ugly to
the editor. Yay. I was supposed to use June as a NaNo type month and
get SU#2 written. This did not happen. I started my Saturday Reading
Wrap-Up series. We had company for the first time. That was cool. It
was also a huge cleaning month - because company. Both the exercising
and the eating right were rolling along. Down to 182 pounds.
Got SU back from the editor, so there was loads of editing going on. I
got 'em done (barely) and turned it back around to her. Which was good
because I got with the cover artist for SU, too. Saw the first fawn of
the year. Yay. We were stuck in a drought which crapped out my
gardens. This was also the month of the grain bug invasion.
Another month where I was supposed to be writing UatB. Did not
happen. The Kid turned 25. SU went live. And I worked on Unequal to
get it ready for AWE. The summer drought ended. Down to 180.4 pounds.
September: Got Unequal to
the editor. Committed myself to finished UatB. Umm, no. I
transferred all my paperbacks from Createspace to Amazon. Down to 179.6
October: Got UEQ back from the editor and
worked on edits. Did some fishing and created a retaining wall for the
cedar bed. I replanted the iris beds. I got down to 178 pounds and
then by the end of the month, went back up to 180.
Finally got the edits done for UEQ and sent it off to the editor.
Wrote some more words on UatB, but still didn't finish it. We did a
boatload of raking. And there was Thanksgiving. I stopped weighing
December: UEQ went live. Other than that, the
month was mostly prepping for Christmas and getting ready for 2019.
Oh, and I'm finishing the year at 179.6 pounds. So, that's about 7
pounds lost for the year.
All in all, it wasn't a
terrible year. I got four books published, like I wanted to. Lost some
weight, which was good. Got healthier. I never did finish Ugly and the Beast. Here's
hoping that actually happens in 2019.