Writing Desk Updates and Other Such Silliness

β€œRead, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.” Writing quote by William Faulkner

January went chugging along quite well, even if the mountain of things I’m looking to do this year is still impossibly tall. (I’m also now a third of the way through February, but we’re not thinking about that… lalala.)

Thankfully a lot of my To-do’s are easily broken down into much smaller piles. I’ve already gone through and tried to make a reasonable-sized molehill for each month, so we’ll see how it goes.

Based on historical trends: I will give up somewhere around March. πŸ˜‚

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I’m up through Week 9 in terms of creating missing images and blurbs for the older SSP posts, which means I can schedule social media posts through the end of February without having to pause (whee!).

The 2019 yearly collection is done and up for preorder and 2018 is in the last bits of polishing. With luck, I’ll keep that every-other-week rhythm up for the rest of the year.

I got the reformatting and conversion to workbooks done for a bunch of the 31 Days of books as well. I’m uploading them to the Etsy shop and my store as I get them done… so no waiting there!

The first new collection of the year is 31 Days of Forests went out to the Mailing List folks Feb 1st-7th! (Click the banner below, or on the link in the header menu if you want to get on the list for next month.)

I have… done almost nothing with the non-SSP things last month! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

I did decide that the rewrite of the first story in the Too Old For Neverland ‘verse is finally done and I also settled on a good closing sentence for the second story (a drabble). So both of those should be updated in the near future.

I started reading over Borrowed Wings, but find myself waffling over whether I really want to write it right now. I may swap over to something sillier, like a new MuseFic adventure or Dead Roses and Crossbows. I just feel like a little whimsy!

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I got my first email out to the mailing list! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I had the normal freebies attached, but I also did a quick cover of my writing and artwork goals and progress. I’m hoping to have a bunch of things to talk about next time… this time it was a lot of ‘planning to do’ and not as much ‘done.’

I also got my Patreon up and running… although there isn’t a lot there yet. (This will be cross-posted there in a short bit!)

I’m going to lay out all my various writing projects over there and it will be interesting to see if I ever get any subscribers. If they do– they get a vote on what I work on! 😁


Got some stuff done, but not as much as I wish I had. Lots of new things started and a bunch of old things getting wrapped up… ONWARDS!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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