Archive for June 19th, 2011
1. As many of you know, Joel Rosenberg died in early June. As most authors, he was living a pay-as-you-go life. Unfortunately, this lifestyle leaves his wife and daughters not only mourning his loss, but somewhat flat of pocket. A benefit to raise money for Joel’s family is underway. Details here
2. As previously advertised, we — Sharon Lee and Steve Miller — will be guests at PortConMaine, which begins Thursday evening. We’ll be on-board Saturday, June 25, and presenting two panels.
At 11 a.m., we’ll be talking about how to make sure your characters can be heard above your plot.
At 3 p.m., we’ll be talking about how serializing a novel on the web is different from writing a novel in the comfort of your own ivory tower.
At 4 p.m., we’ll be part of a group signing.
Hope to see you there!
3. Reservations have opened for the Writers Workshop at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention. Instructors this year are: Maya Bohnhoff, Richard Chwedyk, Susan Forest, Laurel Anne Hill, Walter H. Hunt, Elaine Isaak, Vylar Kaftan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Jean Lamb, Sharon Lee, David D. Levine, Steve Miller, Matthew Rotundo, Rachel Swirsky, Juliette Wade, and Walter Jon Williams. If you want that manuscript you’ve been working on to get some serious professional eyes on it, this is the WorldCon event for you!
4. This is funny, in a scary, totally wrong kind of way.
5. Time to get off this infernal machine and get some lunch. Also some sleep. For tomorrow morning, I am taking a coon cat to the vet to have his fearsome! predator’s! teeth! worked on. Pray for me.
Progress on the Book Presently known as George
44,510 words/100,000 OR 44.5% complete
“It’s a wise bird that shuns no roosting place.”
Why, yes, I do live in the country. Why do you ask?
A line of thunderstorms came through yesterday late afternoon into evening. Which meant that Steve and I got to finish reading Inheritor and also that today is a Serious Working Day.
Welcome to the new folk! Introduce yourselves if you’re so moved. Otherwise, there’s drinks and munchies in the fridge; help yourself. Pull up a chair or a piece of the floor, but remember! The cats have first dibs on all comfy spots.
Inheritor, C.J. Cherryh (read out loud with Steve)
I Don’t Want to Kill You, Dan Wells
Invader, C.J. Cherryh (read out loud with Steve)
Library Wars Volume 1: Love and War, Kiiro Yumi
The Perilous Gard, Elizabeth Marie Pope
Edie Ernst, USO Singer — Allied Spy, Brooke McEldowney
Silver Phoenix, Cindy Pon
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson (e)
Foreigner, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
Betrayer, C.J. Cherryh (read out loud with Steve)
Right-Ho, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse (e)
American Rose, Karen Abbott
The Bull God, Roberta Gellis (e)
Sin in the Second City, Karen Abbott
Of Blood and Honey, Stina Leicht (e)
The God Engines, John Scalzi (e)
Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key, Kage Baker (e)
Unseen, Rachel Caine
Total Eclipse, Rachel Caine
Weight of Stone, Laura Anne Gilman
The Story of Chicago May, Nuala O’Faolain