I've been layinng low yet again--or still, depending how you look at it I guess. Most of November, I was consumed with jigsaw puzzles. I get *really* OCD with them, especially given my lackadaisacal drive to get things accomplished this year, so it amounted to me sitting here and working on the puzzles nonstop, unless I was sleeping or eating or watching the grandboys. They're just so dang fun (jigsaw puzzles, although the grandboys are as well), but I do wish I could work at them a little more leisurely. I do 1000 piece puzzles, and I was doing one a day, if that shows you how much time I was devoting to it. I prefer the puzzles by Charles Wysocki, which are Americana-type puzzles, and they're so fun, with lots of Victorian-style houses and fields and rivers and horse-drawn carriages. I made myself stop around Thanksgiving so I could get things accomplished.
I quit writing or I guess I should say I never started writing again, except for occasionally flashing at Liberty Hall on the weekends, but even that's been sporatic. And I quit subbing. But I've back at that the last few days and am up to 9 subs out again. Problem I'm finding now is that I only have 3 stories to sub that are longer than flash. I was working really hard on revising a story after getting some excellent feedback on it from a rejection at Urban Fantasy, to submit it to the Podcastle Artemis Rising window only to realize after I was done with it that the story was at 1100 words and their preferred story length was 2k - 6k. Le Sigh. I was so irritated that I hadn't paid attention, but their sub listing was a little confusing because they usually will take flash length, but I don't think they were for the Artemis Rising? So I cut out another 100 words to get it under 1k for a flash market only to discover when I went to enter it into their online submission window that they will accept 1100 words and under. Another Le Sigh. I went ahead and subbed it as it was though.
I had a hankering for split pea soup with ham hock today, so that is simmering on the stove, and I also made a couple of loaves of carrot bread, so oh, my, the house smells good right now. So good, in fact, that I think it's time to try the carrot bread and see if it turned out. I'll try to be a better blogger this month.