Update on Life and Writing

I realized two things recently. One, the obvious, is that I haven’t been updating much at all recently. The second is that you probably have no idea why. I’ve been remarkably busy during the last seven months or so, doing the following:

Another part of why I haven’t been writing as much is that I’ve been posting more things, mostly links to cool news articles, on twitter and facebook. These two short-form social media do seem ideal for sharing quick “this is cool” links. Still, it sees like it should be possible to maintain both a blog and a presence on short-form social media, if I make the time. There are certainly far busier people out there who manage to.

As part of the effort to blog more, I plan on starting a weekly post on French vocabulary that I’ve encountered through reading, listening to podcasts, and other means. I’ll also continue to post book reviews, and I’ll try to include updates on the writing projects I’m working on.

I’m actually really excited about my writing projects. There are two: one about werewolves, and one that I’ll call the shipping project, although the connection to ships is rather loose. At the moment I have 8,500 words for the first and 15,000 for the second. My primary project is the werewolf one, though, so that’s what you’ll probably hear more about—although most likely in very vague terms. I tend to be a bit secretive about my writing when I’m working on it.

I’m Back!

My apologies for the long absence. Two-Penny has had some interesting technical issues over the last few months, but most of them have now been resolved by the site’s wonderful administrator.

As for what I’ve been doing, I’ve been reading, working, knitting, cooking, and gardening. I’ll try to post more about these things, as well as the usual useful and useless information. There may be a bit less about what I’m reading at the moment, since I’ve started using GoodReads to keep track of my reading.

For now, I thought I’d leave you with my review of the last book I read:

Container Gardening for Dummies Portable Edition Container Gardening for Dummies Portable Edition by Bill Marken

My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
I thought this book was okay, but not really useful for me, since I was mostly interested in edible container gardening. I also would have liked more pictures and illustrations. Still, there’s some useful information, but I suggest picking and choosing.

Book source: Montgomery County, PA, Public Library System

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