I am elated at the recent completion of my other projects. Cauldron Cards is now published, and I must say, is an extremely fun game to play! (Also a great Christmas present!) You can check it out through thegamecrafter.com, or shoot me an email and I have a few for sale.
I am honored, and love working for other authors in many respects, as editor, illustrator, and cover designers. The only drawback that I have found recently, and only because my other projects are coming to a head, is that I have come to the realization that I tend to put my own projects on the back burner in order to complete my "real work" for others. I think that this is a necessity, and if I were a client of mine, I would expect nothing less. I aim to please. But, it has been nice to finally get back to some of my own projects, and be able to work on them without feeling guilty that I'm not working on someone else's. I think I'm going to give myself a whole week to concentrate on just that, and give myself some "me time". I feel that it's healthy, and necessary at some point, like being able to just blow off some steam. One of my projects, the Bonesie's Blog (bonesies.blogspot.com), has been something that I am sticking to, and I have been diligently writing for every day or every other day when life is really busy. I have been lax in that this week with Hanukkah, my school's concert, and my son's birthday all falling in the same week, however, this is not a project I intend to let fall by the wayside. Please check it out, it's a little bit of awesome. For now, I will leave you with a little brain teaser from my third book in the Binding of the Almatraek series, Enchanted Page, which should be out in January. This is a riddle, and I'll post the answer in my next blog.
“I move across the land,
But I don’t require air,
I dive through the water,
But I don’t get wet there.
Some say I’m part of a free flying fowl,
Though I never make a peep,
Nor hoot like an owl,”
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