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February 2024 Monthly Update

Remember that since I'm no longer doing Sunday Updates, here is your monthly update for February!

As February started, it was cold and we were just trying to get through the doldrums of winter. Renovation on the beach house bathroom continued. It snowed a lot. We celebrated Valentine's Day, and I started painting my nails again. And then we got to go visit my parents in Charleston.

Charleston was a lot of fun! We got to spend time with my family, relax, and eat a lot of great food. I'm really grateful for my wonderful parents for hosting us once again and also for Lulu's amazing dog sitter and extra Mommy who took care of her while we were gone.

We bought a new old car this month! It's a car that came to us through a friend of my parents. We got it for an absolute steal and it will be my oldest daughter's car once she has her license. In the meantime, it now has new license plates, we paid the tax on it, and it's been inspected. It's ready to go!

I was only home for less than a week when I got on a plane to New Orleans for the Future of Publishing Mastermind Conference. Y'all, this conference was great! I really loved the format, and I feel like a lot of authors had breakthroughs about their business or their process here. We all learned a lot and I got a chance to see a city I've never been to before. This whole week was tiring but very magical.

I've started One Second Everyday again!

Goals check-in

All of my goals are proceeding as planned. I'm not on the bike as much as I wanted to be, but that's okay. I've been active every single day.

Writing and publishing check-in

I did not get enough writing done this month because of all the traveling, but I have been posting to Ream!

What I watched and what I'm reading

I listened to all of Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, and I read Destroy the Day by Brigid Kemmerer. I think I'm okay with not reading the next book in the Fourth Wing series as I didn't feel like I connected with the world or the characters. I loved Destroy the Day! Brigid is an amazing writer!

My husband and I sped through all the seasons of C. B. Strike on Max, we finished Reacher, and I am still watching Alias.

S. J. Pajonas