No long post this week — I’m going to be (virtually) attending the 14th Gathering for Gardner conference (aka G4G14), and I’m going to use my conference presentation slot to play the Chopin Nocturne that I’ve been working on for, like, nearly two years.
The work, if I may say so myself, has been worth it.
Next week, I’ll have a Personal Finance for Writers installment that is focused entirely on inflation. Also, the book draft currently includes 21,479 words. ❤️
Here’s where I got published this week!
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