I did two things recently that made me feel like an actual honest-to-god grown-up writer. First, I called Canada Revenue Agency and got myself a business number. Which basically means I'll be able to write off fancy pens as a business expense. (Score!)
And second, I got some proper photos taken. My friend Nadra (of German word fame) very patiently took shot after shot while I posed awkwardly in a park (then later in a tunnel). She frowned and stood on tip-toe and changed lenses. "Look left. Look right. Turn a little to the side," Nadra said. I tried not to blink and asked her to please make me look like Natalie Portman. Here are a couple from the park. I'm giddy over how they turned out.