Sunday, December 10, 2023


Kitten Update

The kitten drought continues. (Objectively, this is a good thing, because kitten season should not extend through freaking December and the shelter doesn't have the budget for this, but it still makes it very quiet in the house.)


I was quoted in an article today — Indie Author Magazine, no less. But before you get too excited about my career taking a huge leap forward, I should mention that the person who wrote the article is one of my critique partners, so it's not like a total stranger sought me out for my expertise.

And let's just say that's a good thing, because here is the first quotation by me in the article:

“Vellum is idiot-proof, and that’s what I needed,” says T.M. Baumgartner, a Speculative Fiction author.

This is very much the truth, but also, it does not make me sound like a genius. Oh well.

If you want to read about different options for formatting your novel or just want to laugh at me, the article is here:

Pet Picture of the Day

The stand-off between former foster Sabrett (1 pound) and Georgie (65 pounds). Sabrett won because Georgie refused to come into the room.

Accomplishments of the Day

  • Wrote an episode of the dragon serial (1500 words). I'll re-read it tomorrow morning and upload it to Kindle Vella.
  • Figured out some plot stuff in the WIP — how one character's betrayal will be revealed and how another character accidentally contributes.
  • Yesterday's total step count: 9,142. Not great, but I refuse to be obsessive about this. Today's will be half again as much.


Route 8 said...

Georgie! He's welcome to come hang out with us, only I fear Pandi would take up where the kitten left off.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

He lived with a little dog, so they don't bother him much. But kittens are his nemeses!