Although I had said I would take an internet break for two complete weeks, I'm back.
Because I love this hop.
So, I'm here for a tiny moment today - trying to keep it short.
My main goal last month was to get healthy.
Just mostly recovered from my first surgery (gallbladder removal), I had a surprise phone call from my gynecologist. A cancellation freed up a surgery spot on March 20th. So, less than a month after my gallbladder was removed, I had four fibroids, several cysts, my uterus, and my fallopian tubes all removed. They left my ovaries so I wouldn't go into medical menopause. Thanks to all the amazing prayers, encouragement, and the anesthesiolist's understanding of my body's inability to break down drugs quickly, I had a fairly quick first and second day recovery. I still have a long ways to go, but I feel much stronger than I expected to at this point.
So my main goal for April is still to get completely healed from both surgeries.
My second goal is to do whatever I can to help and encourage my eldest daughter to make a great decision for her college years and her future. At this moment, she is considering bio-engineering as a major. Six universities have accepted her and most have offered merit scholarships. It's her turn to make a decision and it feels huge.
My third goal is to get a bunch of writing done on my main WIP in April. I'm not going to name a word count at this point, but I'm going to go for it.
Some blessings this last month have been:
The Hero Lost Anthology Authors rock. I have never worked with a group of people to promote a book before this and they are wonderful!
My short story "Here There Be Dragons" made it into the Book Dreams Anthology.
My short story "New Answers" was published at The Crawl Space Journal.
A new drabble that I wrote this year "Worries in the Sand" was published at A Story in 100 Words.
Another new drabble "I Didn't Know His Name" was published at The Drabble.
"My Hope" at Story 100.
(At the end of May, I'll do a mini-report back about Duotrope - where I've been finding short story markets.)
I finally started up a newsletter that I think will work.
I've been using Hootsuite and I like it. I prepped two weeks worth of stuff before I went in for surgery.