Yes - I'm late, as is spring. Photo shows front yard and car - snow tires just came off last Thursday. Jinx! I woke up to a couple of cm of snow on the ground, a long lists of accidents on the radio, and no need to set foot outside into winter. Or whatever season we're in now - maybe it is spring, here and on time. It's just being "seasonal" and those +20C days we had were teasers. Supposedly teasing is a marketing thing us writers can do too, by letting people see a chapter or so from our soon to be released book. Julie Czerneda is doing that with one of her latest - I've been reading an early draft version here, chapter by chapter, on her site. I'm not that far with my novel - my version of first draft is fairly readable, but I've been editing the heck out of it - re-ordering scenes, adding and deleting dialog and description, even changing some plot points. But when/if I get closer to publication, I definitely will put out some teasers.
On to the checkin, and what can I say, other than - busy, busy, busy. Or - other priorities. Our band had it's final concert yesterday, we did quite well. There are a total of six bands on the go now, including two for Jazz. Next year I think I'll stay in Intermediate - I like the conductor and her music type and level - and also try Beginner Jazz. More teaching in it of theory and improvisation than in the Advanced Jazz. Will start in the spring band session soon roo, but that's more casual - all levels can join.