February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Wow, the year is flying by. So are the deadlines! Just kidding — I’m actually on pretty good track with all of my current projects. But things are only going to pick up again before they slow down. On top of everything else, my husband and I joined one of those meal delivery services inContinue reading “February Wrap-Up & March Goals”

Build Report: Star Wars Arrowhead

To celebrate completing revisions on my fourth novel, Steel Time, and sending it off to my publisher for layout, I took a break before jumping into my next major project (revisions to book 5, Steel Shadows) by building the awesome set I received from my littlest sister last Christmas. The Arrowhead (75186) — 775 piecesContinue reading “Build Report: Star Wars Arrowhead”

Build Report: First Order Stormtrooper

Since I built the Parisian Restaurant over the holidays, I couldn’t really justify putting together another massive LEGO set so soon, even though I wanted to do something to celebrate completing the first draft of my most recent novel. Luckily, my sister- and brother-in-law gave me this weird dude for my birthday. I was actuallyContinue reading “Build Report: First Order Stormtrooper”

Build Report: Mini London Bus

My littlest sister got mega points for giving me LEGO sets for Christmas, so I took time on my birthday a few days afterward to build this small set. My burgeoning LEGO cityscape needs adequate public transportation, after all. Mini London Bus (40220) — 118 pieces I love that clear bricks are used for theContinue reading “Build Report: Mini London Bus”

Build Report: Parisian Restaurant

Over the holidays this year, I added to my growing LEGO metropolis (currently reigning supreme atop a bookshelf in my guest room) by constructing the Parisian Restaurant Creator set. I started on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and spent a few hours each day (after my writing was done!) until it was complete on theContinue reading “Build Report: Parisian Restaurant”

Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an advent calendar as a kid. I have vague memories of the ones with cheap chocolate in middle school, which is when my littlest sister was a toddler. Now that I’m an adult, for various definitions of the word, it was time to start the traditionContinue reading “Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar”

Build Report: Cargo Railway & Octan Twin Tank Rail Tanker

My husband and I have been married for five years, and living together for almost nine. And every time we think we’ve gotten all of our random belongings from our respective mothers’ houses, something else gets dredged up from a dark basement corner. This past summer, it was a ratty box of various LEGO pieces.Continue reading “Build Report: Cargo Railway & Octan Twin Tank Rail Tanker”

Build Report: Women of NASA

I recently took a trip to Orlando, Florida, to attend a series of workshops for the day job. This was not exactly a hardship, because the conference was located at one of the Disney World Resorts. This meant that the first night I was in town, I hopped on the shuttle to Disney Springs toContinue reading “Build Report: Women of NASA”

Build Report: Iconic VIP Set

I freaked out to my husband the other day that a LEGO set I wanted might disappear soon, according to the ominous wording in the latest catalog. (Yes, I get the LEGO catalog and pour through it religiously.) Because he is the best husband, his response was, “So order it already.” That particular LEGO setContinue reading “Build Report: Iconic VIP Set”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

Ack, I’ve been productive again! Met all my goals for August and everything. August Wrap-Up I completed another 15k words in Steel Shadows, bringing me to 30k done! That’s definitely over one-third of the book, and while I often have trouble slogging through the middle, this story has been a hell of a roller coasterContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”