Butterfly season

Crystal Butterfly

Well, okay, so here in Saskatchewan, butterfly season is still months away. But a part of me wishes it were here already. All warm and sunny.

Though, truth be told, I don’t mind cuddling up under a blanket inside much, either.

Regardless, this little crystal cutie has been helping to tide me over until the real butterflies come fluttering out. That’s why I wanted to feature her today–so that I could share her with the rest of you, in the hopes that she would help tide you over, too.

Here’s the thing, though. I couldn’t decide which angle I liked best. The one above gives you a fuller view, but the one below is a little more… I don’t know. It seems like the butterfly might actually be in flight, somehow.

So, what do you think? Do you prefer one shot over the other?

Crystal Butterfly 2

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Cover reveal: Somebody to Love, by Aurelia Fray

It’s been a while since I’ve done a cover reveal, hasn’t it? Almost a month now. I’m not sure why that is–it certainly isn’t for lack of nice covers being created.

Regardless, I’m glad to be taking part in today’s reveal. And let me tell you, what a cover to be revealing! The cover for Somebody to Love, by Aurelia Fray, certainly lives up to the mood put across by the novel’s summary.  It’s fun, it’s cheerful, and it makes me want to get my hands on a copy of the book as soon as possible so that I can bury my nose in it.

Are you ready to check it out?

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Wednesday links: Platform building and foreshadowing vs callbacks

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Monthly update: February 2018

It’s February! You know, January somehow felt really long. I’m not even really sure why. It was a busy month; you’d think it would have flown by.

Regardless, February has come, and I’m ready for it. I’m ready to slow down and breath a little more often, to start on this month’s goals, to prepare for spring. I’m ready for warmer days (please, please let February bring warmer days!) and cozy nights. I’m… just ready, I guess.

Before I jump into February, though, I suppose we’d better take a look back at January.

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One little shell

Clam-shell close-up

This was one of those weeks when I just couldn’t figure out what to do for a featured photo post. So, like other such weeks, I ended up searching my house for inspiration. That led me to the pile of props I have for book photos, where I came across my collection of sea shells.

I chose this one for my featured photo because I liked its texture so much. There just seems to be so much going on in one little shell: Long, smooth bits layering over each other, small bumps dotting up in rows, and smooth rows waving up in between. Plus, there are some interesting colours going on. How could I resist it?