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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. :)