Friday, June 6, 2014

Quick update on my life.

Hey all! Just another reminder to check out information regarding my returning guest post feature here. Any writer is welcome to post on my blog on Mondays, and I'd love to see you participating. All info required can be found by clicking the link.

Other than that, I'm pretty much going to keep things short and sweetish with an update on what I'm doing. And to make it even easier for me, I'm doing things bullet-style:

  • Yesterday I was away due to having to write a gun exam and shoot to prove my proficiency in order to come one step closer to qualifying for a weapons license. I passed with flying colors:  

Bullet Style. Get it?
And yes. Those are mine. 9mm pistol shot at 7 meters. 10 shots.

  • As of right now, I've hit upon what I think will be my marketing strategy. Which is awesome, given that I'll actually be able to implement it this time. No short notice surprises from my publishing house. I am the publishing house now.
  • I have decided on a logo I'll be using to bind my books together. 
  • I am past halfway with revisions, and speeding up so I might be done with the revision round by this time next week. 
  • I discovered a loooooooooovely way to make hot chocolate creamy. Add butter. Just a spoonful will do. And it's sugar free (and poisonous sugar replacement free) and in accordance with the eating lifestyle I've adopted, so even better. 
  • It snowed yesterday, but the light was too bad to take pictures, and it's melting too much for me to bother to take them now. I am, however, thinking it will snow again before winter ends. Yes, we have winter in South Africa. Terrible, cold, biting winters in some places. 
  • I'm thinking about taking up pistol shooting as a sport. It's exhilarating, and needless to say, I have the knack. 
  • I'm going to stop now because I still want to get some more editing done. Who knows? I might even finish this weekend. Although I'm not going to push it. 
  • Becaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaause.... I'll be reading. Reading is good. Reading gets my mind thinking along the right paths to write. 
What's news at your end? 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on passing!
We're hot and humid here, so thoughts of snow are nice.
Now, back to your editing!

Melissa said...

Remind me never to get on your bad side. :P
Congrats! That's impressive!

And woot on the self-publishing. Go, Go, Go! :D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on passing your gun exam! I haven't been to a shooting range in a while, but it can definitely be fun.
Way to go with all your work for your publishing ventures!
Best wishes with editing!
And enjoy the reading! I concur - reading is good for a writer, and it's just good for the soul.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats on passing the test! Happy editing :-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice shootin'

Denise Covey said...

That gun exam looks too easy for you! Like the sound of that creamy hot chocolate! Go you with the editing.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Misha! CONGRATS on passing your gun exam.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! You've got a sharp eye. Have a terrific weekend.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Good shooting. More accurate than me. Maybe that's why I have shotguns too. Hope you make some solid progress on the editing.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on passing! You have some great momentum going.

Stephanie Faris said...

Things are moving along smoothly!!! Congrats on all your progress. Where do you live that it's snowing? It's ridiculously hot here in Nashville.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on passing the test! Good luck with your editing!


Milo James Fowler said...

Reading inspires my writing like nothing else. And congratulations on the test -- most impressive.

Lynda R Young said...

Great shooting, Misha!
Looks like you are doing well on all fronts.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Winter in South Africa- that's such a fun fact! It would make a good story, I think. Maybe a short.

Congrats on the targets. Way to shoot 'em up!

Loni Townsend said...

Good job with the shooting and finding a good sugar replacement for hot chocolate!