Joined Writing Buddies

My previous accountability group, the Accountability Confluence, was a face-to-face group that met in person monthly to review each other’s previous goals and set goals for the following month. But when the organizer moved, it kind of fell apart.

However, I have a new, on-line accountability group, Writing Buddies. It works the same way, only monthly and electronically. This is a small group of SFWA colleagues at various stages in their careers, both traditionally and independently published. Very interesting to get to know some of my fellow writers better, and to have that touch-base support.

Cool Concert

Went to a cool concert last night: We Will Rock You, a Queen extravaganza, with all their music set to a science fiction scaffolding about a rebel named Galileo and his friend, Scaramouche who want to re-discover banned rock music. The cast really sold it, and the audience of 2500+ was on their feet cheering by the end. Producer Jeff Parry, whose memoir I am editing, invited Don and me to the after party. Very cool.


Despite all the holiday preparations and commitments, I managed to get some good writing in this week. Coming up to the major climax, which is always fun. Lots of moving chess pieces into place!

Taste of Local Authors

Got a chance to read from Bursts of Fire at the Owl’s Nest Bookstore for A Taste of Local Authors. There was a great lineup of wonderful authors and books! A lovely evening.