I also can't wait for my husband to finish his housing project, which includes painting the back of the house and other outside chores. He has enough projects lined up to keep him busy for the spring and summer months. He is enjoying his retirement. No siree, he is not sitting around twiddling his fingers with boredom. Just the past weekend, he put in a new bathroom vanity and a Martha Stewart Light fixture. I am loving the look of my bathroom now and yesterday, I had him hang some pictures in the living room behind the couch. In other words, the key to a happy retirement is staying busy. I must remember that when it is my turn. Oh, wait a minute, what am I saying...I'll never retire from what I do, not unless I go blind and my fingers fall off. which will put a halt to being creative, although I would try to find some way to remain inspiring. Okay, that's a morbid thought, so I'm kicking that image to the curb.
Back to February, this month has been very productive for me, as far as my line of work. A new book, "The Race is On!" is out and circulating. I created my first newsletter, "Shades of Inspiration," and it made its debut celebrating Black History Month. I even manage to work on the 2nd issue for March. I beat my deadline for getting it completed. For February, I managed to write a few articles for my freelance writing with Quality Gal. Speaking of writing, I've even started working on a new picture book idea. The draft is being set up in my handy inspirational yellow tablet. By the way, that's what I call my yellow tablets, "Tablets of Inspiration." I only have a few pages written. Since this is going to be another self-publishing adventure, I had tolook for illustrations to go with the storyline. This kind of search is very time consuming, but worth all the trouble when you find what you need. Where do I find royal images? You can find a lot of images at places such as Big Stock, Wiki Commons and Photo Bucket to name a few. You just have to do a Google search to find them all.
Although February is the shortest month, as I look back on it, it was the busiest for me in what I do. I even managed to do a blog hop and an author interview that went live on Newlinepress.com and Catherineburr.com. This was a two day event that was very successful, thanks to my mentor and publisher friend...Catherine Burr who initiated it. By the way, in the March issue of "Shades of Inspiration," this remarkable lady has the spotlight on her, all because she inspires me.
Last but not least, February has been a busy month for Twitting, blogging, updating, promoting and hanging out on such places as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Amazon Author Central and Good Reads as I connect with people near and far. I even did a book review for a new LinkedIn connection last night.
February has left me feeling quite ready for anew month, now I wait to get my groove on for March. Whatever it brings....I'm going to handle it! I will deliver. That's positive thinking talking out loud.