March came and went quickly, as usual. I hardly noticed. My new writing routine keeps me busy…and productive. I wake up at 5:15, head out to a coffee place to write at 6, then off to my day job. Yes, days are packed. The biggest news, which also necessitated this intense schedule, is that I received a grant! Ever so grateful for the Canada Council for the Arts for having faith in my project. So happy when I got the news–there is no denying how helpful money could be. Now I’m hard at work on the second draft of my second novel. My routine needs tweaking, as sleep and exercise are starting to fall by the wayside. The spring forward clock change is harder for me this year. Thank goodness for weekends.