You may have noticed that my Wednesday post is being released this week on Thursday. Believe it or not, this was an intentional decision. There were a few different reasons… things that slowed production over the last week. There were more visits and obligations, putting together a self-defense presentation, recording some vocal work for another project… but none of that was really a good reason for postponing my “Website Wednesday” post. Understand, I was still planning to write a small one until I received a text message letting me know that the painting Baby Bird did for MBH’s birthday was framed and ready for me to pick up. You may recall that I teased a piece of a picture for my RPotW at the bottom of WW78. Well today you get to see the full thing. And if I can play the part of a proud parent, I think she has an amazing talent.
There are only a few other little items worth mentioning this week, so this one really will be a short post (I promise, Matt. I really mean it this time! )
EPP – Because of the aforementioned slowdown in production last week, progress on the rewrites for End Point Pangaea has been slow. I’m back on it, and about 3/4 of the way through, but there will be at least one more pass before I put out the call for beta readers. That final pass should be very quick, though.
Y12 – I mentioned earlier this month that I had ordered paperback copies of Year 12 so I could ship autographed copies out to those who might want them. I’m down to four available copies now, so if you think you might want one, let me know. You can either PM me on Facebook, or email me at “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Cost is $12, plus shipping (which seems to run about $3 to $4 so far) so it’s actually cheaper than buying it on Amazon. Yet, because of Amazon’s crazy pricing structure, I actually make a little more when you buy them directly from me. Go figure.
This week’s random pic was almost a “Today’s Harvest” post on Facebook. But it seemed a bit silly to show that we had gotten three spears of asparagus from the garden. I don’t know why it excited me. I don’t even like asparagus (though MBH loves it.)
Hmm… You know what? Strike that. I DO know why it excited me. We planted the asparagus crowns over two years ago, and as anyone who has grown it knows, this stuff is a long-term investment that usually takes at least two years to produce anything edible – even longer for more than just a few scattered spears here and there (like this). We would have had more, but with the rains lately, I haven’t been able to get the garden going yet this year. As a result, it took us completely by surprise when MBH and I were working in the yard and found that several of the plants had grown huge (three feet tall) stalks and already gone to seed. I cut them back as I had been advised, and the next day found that ants were eating into the exposed core of the stalks. I was honestly afraid I might have completely lost them. But as you can see, it appears that we didn’t. Yay!
So that’s it this week. That’s all I’m going to post this week. See Matt, I told you I could do it! So stay safe, everyone. I’ll talk to you next week.