Monday, March 02, 2015

That sneaky week

I don't know how it happened, but a whole week managed to sneak by me. I had grand plans for this week's blog post...okay, no I didn't. I had some ideas, maybe, but here it is, Sunday afternoon. So, I'll just babble on about a few things and pretend like it's a *real* blog post.

One of my Facebook friends, I believe it was Salina Yoon, the amazing author of the Penguin books (e.g. Penguin In Love - not affiliate link), mentioned something about my having plenty of hand-knitted socks for the winter, and I believed that I did. But when I tried to scrounge up my knitted socks, I realized I do not actually have enough! I only have 6 pairs, 2 of which have holes and need darning. 
the blue-white striped ones on the left are made of a chitin yarn
So, it's a good thing I'm knitting a new pair of socks for myself right a lovely shade of green, no less. Come on, Spring; bring it on!
Also springy is a little sketch I did for my good friend, Elaine Kiely Kearns (who founded the amazing site and runs it with our other good friend, Sylvia Liu) for an absolutely sweet story she wrote. If any editors or agents are reading this (HAH!), you really need to check out Elaine's story. :)
Lastly, more great news: Russell James, the leader of our Minnows Literary Group, announced that he'll be sending a check to Doctors Without Borders for about $130 for December's earnings on our anthologies...AND, that the earnings for February's sales will be more than double that! I feel like we are single-handedly fighting ebola with MSF...without, you know, putting ourselves in mortal danger, unless you consider getting harsh reviews of our books as dangerous.

Happy March!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams