Kristen Otte

Finding Love and Laughter through Story

The Random Update

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This is the post of random updates. Every once in awhile I have updates to share with you and can’t make them fit in my normal blog routine. So here’s the randomness! Enjoy friends!

The Monthly Digest

Many of you read my posts through my mailchimp email newsletter. Others follow my blog through wordpress. And a few others stalk me on twitter (and used to on facebook). Now there is a new email option – the Monthly Digest! The Monthly Digest is sent out once a month and highlights all the blog posts and writing updates from the past month. If you are a once a month kinda gal or girl, click this link to get signed up!

The Fiction Recommendations

I moved my fiction recommendations post so it’s a static page on my blog. Therefore, you can easily find it and access it when it’s time to find a new book to read. Also, I already have included some of your suggestions! Check out the new page here and leave some comments with your book recommendations.

Basketball Season is Over

It was another fun season of basketball with the middle school girls at Laurel School. But, now the season is complete and my attention is focused on writing (when I’m not doing the youth ministry stuff). I’m excited to get back into the groove of afternoons of writing and editing!

I quit Facebook.

I gave up Facebook for Lent. It’s been over a week now and honestly, I don’t miss the timesuck that is facebook. I’m not sure I will go back after Lent. Anybody else out there quit facebook? How did that work for you?

Zelda Zelda Zelda

Zelda is the head of her intermediate class at Petsmart! Crazy, I know. I may have to write a story of her adventures with Rebecca the trainer and Danner the doberman. The Legend of Zelda series is coming along nicely. I have published 5 stories on the blog and have written 4 additional stories. The final 3 stories of the collection will be written in March. I hope to have the first Legend of Zelda Collection for sale in late April. I’m also working on an illustrated edition of the Legend of Zelda Collection which hopefully will be ready in late April as well.

Going Under the Knife

Finally, I am going under the knife on February 26th. I am having outpatient surgery on my left hand and will be out of work for a couple weeks. Say a prayer for a speedy recovery!

That’s it for the random update. Have a great week!

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6 thoughts on “The Random Update

  1. Kristen, I gave up cocktail hour for Lent. Wish I’d thought of facebook! I’ve just about whittled my newsfeed down to family though, so I don’t get sucked into it as much as I once did. I just joined WordPress. Am I swapping one distraction for another?

    • I follow just my family and close friends on Instagram and it’s great. I think WordPress has much more useful info then Facebook, but maybe that’s a sign my Facebook friends was too bloated. Happy Blogging! Stop by here again sometime and if you have questions let me know.

  2. Oh, and a thought on surgery –

    it can take a little while to bounce back from even quite minor surgeries. When I had my wisdom teeth out several years ago I was surprised by how much time it took me to feel like my old self. (And I didn’t have any major complications from it! Sometimes your body just needs time to heal. 🙂 )

  3. I quit Facebook about 2 years ago for a few different reasons: privacy concerns, it took up too much time and some contacts over-shared intimate details of their lives.

    There are some people I miss but I am overall much happier without Facebook. Let me know if you have any specific question about leaving it!

    • I am interested to see if I lose any blog traffic without Facebook, but so far, that doesn’t seem to be the case. I also use Facebook for work so I set up an account to manage those few pages, but have no friends. I don’t think I will go back! Do you use ant other social networks besides Twitter?

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