NOTE: I am fine. Just bruised and battered.

Number 1:

I fell off a ladder this past Saturday. Got a bruise the size of my palm on my right butt cheek. My right knee was about twice the size as my left. Wrenched my right shoulder and neck pretty good.

What really impressed me is that I hit my right hand so hard my fingertips went numb for about 30 minutes after I fell.

I’ve blogged a couple of times about powering through the pain, when I just keep going no matter what.

Is this one of those times?

Oh, Hell no.

Am I still writing? Yeah, but I’m taking it easy. Taking more breaks. Resting more often. Not trying to get all the word count for the day done in one sitting.

However, I won’t be doing yoga this week. Won’t do my 20 pushups in the morning. Won’t walk my usual 10,000 steps per day.

Generally, I stand most of the day. I have two desks, one for writing, one for production work, both set up for me to stand and ergonomically work on a computer.

I am not going to be standing as much this week. I’ll stand some, but I’m also sitting a lot. Trying to be as ergonomic as possible.

Honestly, if it was just my butt and my shoulder, I might push through.

But it’s my knee. And I always try to baby my knees. It isn’t as swollen now as it was when I first fell. And that’s a trend I want to continue.

I’m still getting up and walking some, otherwise I’ll completely stiffen up like a board. I’m doing the whole RICE thing though–Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation

This week my mantra is going to be “Have patience”. These sorts of things take time to heal. And though I want to be up and doing things right now I need to take it much more slowly this week, be patient and gentle with myself.

Number 2:

I’m taking signups for my print interiors workshop that starts March 15th. If you’re just starting to indie publish, there’s a lot that goes into creating beautiful print books. I’ll show you the basics and walk you through the steps.

If you’re more experienced and want to go those few extra steps, to make really beautiful interiors, as well as learn more short cuts, this is also the class for you.

Feel free to ping me if you have any questions.

About the Workshops

Number 3:

Women in Fantasy bundle is only going to be around for a short while! If you haven’t gotten your copy, now’s the chance to do so.

There have been some neat promotions around this bundle, like the BOGO sales, like Katherine’s excerpts from the books. Now, Kristine Kathryn Rusch is letting the women from the Women in Fantasy bundle blog over on her site,


They’re all fantastic essays, pictures of why fantasy, why these women, why now.

Prepare to be inspired.

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