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April, April…

2012 seems to be the year of strange weather in Japan. We had the freakiest storm in April, plus snow up north, and so on. Thankfully where I am is relatively warm and not as stormy. Yesterday, I saw that the cherry blossom trees along the river had bloomed. Finally!

On the technology front, I changed my site layout, so that it changes its width, etc. depending on the screen size of your gadget. I’ve been meaning to optimize my site for smart phones and tablets, but just hadn’t gotten around to it until now. If you see anything that’s broken on your browser, please let me know via a comment. :)

As for my writing, I’m still working on the revision for the sequel to The Last Slayer. The opening and the middle didn’t really work, and I was trying to save them somehow. Except…they just aren’t going to work in the current form. When I get restless reading my own writing, I know it’s not fair to subject others to it. But it’s getting there, slowly, and I actually like how the manuscript’s shaping up.

Though I never made any big new year’s resolutions for 2012, I joined the gym this month to get back in shape. I was shocked to learn that I actually weigh about 10 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight. This doesn’t mean I get to slack off because I’m in terrible shape — often out of breath after doing even the most basic physical activities (like, um, walking). Also, I want to look more toned for my brother’s wedding in May and be in better physical shape for The Boy, who’s becoming more and more mobile. And quick!!!

I hope your April is lovely and productive. :)

7 comments to “April, April…”

  1. Savannah Chase
    · April 6th, 2012 at 11:43 pm · Link

    The new site looks great. I like it. Oh yes I have been hearing about the weather, it is nuts. I think the whole world is dealing with wonky weather…

  2. Stella (Ex Libris)
    · April 6th, 2012 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Glad to see you back Nadia, somehow with me being away from the blogosphere and Twitter it’s been months since I heard from you :-( Glad to see everything is fine, and will you show us how big the Boy has grown? 😀 Lovely cherry tree blossoms! In my neighbourhood the apple, peach and apricot trees are blossoming, they look lovely and whenever I walk by the scent is divine! (we also had some windy storms and the way the wind blew these blossoms it looked as if it were a snowstorm :-D) Have a lovely Easter! :-)

  3. Amanda Bonilla
    · April 7th, 2012 at 4:53 am · Link

    I love your layout! Could you please send some of your motivation my way? I fell off the work-out wagon about a month ago and I really need to get my butt in gear. I’m hoping now that the weather is FINALLY getting nice, I’ll be better about getting outside.

  4. Nadia Lee
    · April 7th, 2012 at 12:05 am · Link

    @Savannah Chase: Thanks! Re: weather — I know! I cannot believe we had such a weird weather pattern. I heard it’s been over 50 years since we had such a freaky storm here. I mean, we do get typhoons, etc. but this wasn’t even anything like that, ya know?

    @Stella (Ex Libris): Hey, Stella! Missed you so much! I’ve been away from Twitter, FB, etc. for a while. The Boy is huge now. 80cm / 11kg-ish. I bet the flowers smell awesome. Cherry blossoms are pretty, but they aren’t known for their scent, alas. Have a great Easter! Eat lots of delishy chocolate eggs for me! :)

  5. Nadia Lee
    · April 8th, 2012 at 12:14 am · Link

    @Amanda Bonilla: Thanks! I hear ya on motivation, but I don’t have any myself!

  6. Margaret
    · May 28th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

    I just finished your book, Last Slayer, and loved it. Thank you and I look forward to the next one. I am not really computer savvy and don’t do the blog or Facebook thing. Do you have a newsletter?

    Best regards,

  7. Nadia Lee
    · May 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm · Link

    @Margaret: Thank you, Margaret. :) I’m so happy you enjoyed the story!

    Re: newsletter — You can sign up here. I basically send it out when I have a new book out or something like that. Thanks for your interest!