I almost didn’t even want to post today because today has been massively difficult. But here I am anyway. There’s got to be one good thing, right?
Part 1 of edits is underway and I had a video interview for a job this week. Things are kind of falling into place.
Week one of editing is off to a start. I’m three chapters in and the story still holds up. I was worried I would start that spiral of loathing my own work, but not so.
There was a reason for the delay in posting: I finished Thieves Project last night and didn’t want to do an update until it was done. It’s exciting, freeing, and a little scary.
Horizon, the finale to The Bone Universe, comes out today! With intricate world-building, breath-taking settings, and complex characters, I was hooked on Fran Wilde’s writing from the first page of Updraft. Fran took time to talk about her writing process across formats and stories. Her novels and short stories have been nominated for two Nebula awards and a Hugo, with Updraft winning the Andre Norton and Compton Crook awards. I had the delight of meeting her at BookCon 2015 at a group storytelling panel with Tor.
I really need to get better at posting my own updates in a timely manner. But my boyfriend was in town and we celebrated our fifth anniversary together. Crazy how time flies.
Vacation in New York City has surrounded me with friends, musicals, and art with time squeezed in to work on projects like my resume and writing.
I have a new apartment. It’s mine and all my belongings are in one place. My bookshelf is to die for and I have a work space that enhances my “get shit done” lifestyle.
I feel like a new person after that hiatus. I have transcended into a being that can pump out, on average, 1,000 words per hour. I have also had the hardest, strangest time lately and I am eternally grateful for all the support in the last week.
I feel like a new person after that hiatus. I have transcended into a being that can pump out, on average, 1,000 words per hour. I have no idea how I achieved such a feat.
On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. There’s a collective short story, “It Began In Red Hook,” authored by a pantheon of great authors. How cool is that?