The weather has taken a sudden turn for the better, causing me to accidentally work on my sunburn a little yesterday. Gonna have to find the sunblock today. (Or not, as it’s all foggy-ish now.)
We spent over an hour at the park yesterday chasing a frisbee around, which was great fun. My nephew has this lightweight mostly-fabric frisbee that rises and drops much more dramatically than a plastic one, as it’s much more affected by the wind. After a while I got to where I could throw it to my sister and she could catch it almost every time, but the rest of us only managed to catch it a couple times each. It would come right for you and then leap up five feet, or suddenly just hit the ground several feet in front of you. And sometimes it would saaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiil foooooooreeeeever. :) Anyway, it was lots of fun. :)
Then last night I finished polishing up the PADYA proposal and sent it off to the agent (who was out of the office. usually that only happens with my editor!), so that’s one down, one to go, and, er, then one to write from scratch. But not right now. :)
And this morning the first of our house guests arrived (they brought DOUGHNUTS! real american DOUGHNUTS!), so my blogging will probably be even more sporadic for the next three weeks… :)
(x-posted from The Essential Kit)
Today I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote. And edited and wrote. But I’m still not done. But it’s better every day!
Tomorrow we are off to Norwescon; I will be taking the novel with, because that’s what’s happening. We don’t have any programming, but Mark is showing in the art show–so, come see!
I’m sure there is more to tell, but the writing has eaten my brain today, so… So.
As of today, Invisible is officially a thing! In addition to the guest blog posts featured on the blog, the e-book anthology includes bonus material from Alex Dally MacFarlane, Gabriel Cuellar, Nonny Blackthorne, and Ithiliana.
It’s on sale for $2.99 at the following sites, and I’m hoping to add to this list as other retailer links go live. All proceeds will go to the Carl Brandon Society for Con or Bust.
I learned a lot from this project. I think these essays do a marvelous job of answering the question, “Why does representation matter?” and of looking at different types of representation in our genre.
I’m a big believer in the importance and power of story. The contributors to Invisible showed me new aspects of that power, things I hadn’t necessarily considered before.
If you’re a reviewer and would be interested in a copy, please let me know. And if you feel like spreading the word, I’ll send you a tray of fresh-baked karmic brownies (or another imaginary karmic goodie of your choice).
Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.