Practice and growth

I finished Joust by Mercedes Lackey last night. I couldn’t wait to get up this morning and start practicing with it. Of course, it was also due back at the library today, so I did have to hurry, but I got done most of what I wanted to do at this time. I’ll reach for it again, but I probably do need a little time for the story to sit. Plus, I wanted to get into the second book so I can have a decent retrospect on this book. It’ll help me to be able to build better series stories myself. Good practice.

When I stepped out to the library, I looked up and saw that while the ground to eye level looked normal, above me was a bunch of frost. Take a look at my neighbor’s trees where the bottoms look fine, but they get icier the further up you look.

I thought it looked absolutely beautiful.

Granted, with the rising temperature throughout the day, the yard once again turned to a swamp. It did give Bella a chance to practice some of her paw art:

I discovered that on my stool shortly after I was done painting. It made me laugh.

Then, I was very excited to see that I’d reached my painting goals for 2 weeks in a row. It’s not competition yet for my 80+ weeks of hitting my word goal, but it’s a start. I took a whole bunch of pictures which I’ll post on my Patreon account later for the art tiers.

Then I got to writing and realized that I’m now 1/3 of the way done with the new Loki story.

So even though I’ve been feeling like I’m just making baby steps, today when I decided to look back I realize that I’ve come quite a distance. It’s funny how that happens.

Until next time, happy adventures!