I'm within six pages of finishing the edits on the new novel, which now has a name! A Piece of Stake (Lex Jensen #1).
When I'm not at the laptop, I teach cake decorating. Before I moved to Kentucky, I owned my own home-based bakery business. I've missed it, so the chance to do some decorating now and then is a welcome distraction. My experience has proven to be great story fodder, and is an integral part of A Piece of Stake. That's all I can tell you for now, though. Once the edits are done, I'll need to find a literary agent and publisher. Both Jericho Rising & Jericho's Redemption were small press published, but I feel it's time to "level up" to a more traditional method.
Over the past month, I've also been busy with the newest members of the Gibbs family: six chicks. Yes, chicks! Three are Barred Rocks. Three are Golden Laced Wyandottes. They're all crazy, funny, little girls. As of this post, they're four weeks old. No longer are they little balls of floof. They've got feathers! Their favorite thing to do is fly onto me. More than once, I've had a little chicken on my head while I've worked in their brooder.
How do I handle writing, teaching, chickens, AND everything else going on?