The past months have been a WHIRLWIND. I can't even — I really had no idea how much life would have changed since my last post!
1. Hubby and I bought a house! It was a shockingly easy process (which we've been told never happens) but moving is my least favorite thing. When we weren't unpacking the last of our boxes, we were painting walls, weeding overgrown garden beds, and discovering all the "quirks" as we like to call them, in our houses old electrical wiring.
2. Hubby and I got a puppy! In a moment of pure insanity (and stupidity) we got a puppy the same weekend we moved in. His Majesty, Lord Theodore Winston, or just Theo, is settling in as best can be expected to a pup. There was a brief bout of illness that had Hubs and I discussing Theo's bowel movements more than I've ever discussed BM's in my entire life. Now we spend our days asking, "What are you eating? What's in your mouth? Is that feces all over your paws? Who's gonna pick that bur off his butt?" and saying things like, "It's too quiet. Where's he pooping now? Don't eat that dead bird! Don't lick that! Quit chewing those! Oy with the poodles already!"
Regardless, he is pretty much the most adorable thing ever, with no control over his limbs, and we are completely smitten.
3. HUBBY AND I ARE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! Hubby and I have finally made plans to take a vacation! The first one since 2013! And what better place for two grown-ups with the souls of seven-year-olds to go than Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We're heading to Orlando this fall and praying there won't be any hurricanes!
I wrote some things and things are happening! I have some big novel projects I'm working on, but the past few months have been short story central! I'm currently in the middle of Camp Nanowrimo, editing I Wish I May (again) so I can start querying/submitting this fall. I'll make sure to keep you guys posted on how the process goes. I also might submit to Pitchwars if I get my manuscript polished to a shine in time for the submission window.
Beauty and the Beet
I wrote this short story for a contest on Wattpad. It unfortunately didn't get enough votes to advance to the judging stage (I was pretty darn close though!!), but I still got a sweet little short story out of it. I'm a huge fan of cooking shows, so this story was my chance to create my own version of the Great British Bake Off. If you have a sweet tooth, this story is for you!
Short story #2 was for Rebecca Sky's Sun Kissed Summer Fantasy Anthology. The story is one I have wanted to write for a LONG time and I finally had an excuse to. This is magical realism all the way. Magical honey, bees, carnivals, magicians, fairies, AND it's set in a town inspired by the one I grew up in! Someday I'm definitely going to turn this into a novel! There was so much I couldn't fit into a short story, but for now, you can read it HERE.
There's probably something I've forgotten, but this update will have to do for now! What's up blogosphere? What are you working on?
, by Adelyn Sterling