Well into the new year, and tons of stuff on the go: continuing to work on my current novel, waiting for edit requests from my publisher for book 2 of my series, and ARCs for book 1 were mailed to reviewers this week. Prepping for the video filming for the book trailers for books 1&2 […]
Managed to put away all the Christmas stuff and had a lovely ski trip over New Year’s, and now I’m jumping into a million things for 2019. This is going to be an awesome year!
Had a few days off for Christmas, but have been writing this week, too—and super-enjoying it! I finished a series of scenes, which I may not use, showing what the villain is up to. Stuff I need to know, but as a mystery, may have to be kept secret from the reader. Now I’m back […]
I’m a judge for the Sunburst Award for adult and YA books published in 2018. Just received a box of 33 books (and there are 4 ebooks as well). That is BOX ONE. Not sure how many books there will be altogether, but the judges (there are 5 of us) have to come up with […]
I took on a new editing client. I was a bit leery of taking on anyone with a full novel, because I’m going to have a pretty full plate for the next while, but this person is writing short science fiction, so the work can be done in short bursts. Also, he’s a good writer, […]
When Words Collide is back in full swing, getting ready for the 2019 edition. That means applying for grants, so this week I needed to prep and chair the Grants Committee’s first meeting. We seem to be in good shape for getting our applications in on time!
Had a great time at the Fine Arts and Crafts Show. I sold one painting and had queries on two others, and I sold a copy of my collection of short stories. Also, I got to connect with artists and attendees I hadn’t seen in a while.
Turns out, my story, “A Rich Man To Enter” was moved to the novelette category because it is over 8600 words. This is actually good news, as the novelette category will have less competition than the short story category. Wish me luck!
My short story, “For A Rich Man To Enter” (Intergalactic Medicine Show, May, 2018) is eligible for the Nebula Awards in 2019. I have posted my story in various places; now let’s see if anyone is interested in nominating it! I can’t nominate my own work, but I have been perusing the work of other […]
Tracking down the Dieppe Yellow Pages from 1939 was tricky. I arrived too late on Friday to go to the town hall, but it was open Saturday morning—unfortunately, not the Archives. I had a bike trip planned for Monday, so I went on Tuesday, but was told they did not have…either this document, or the […]