Journal, News

Writing days: 20
Brainstorming / Research / Plotting : 2

So the baby sleep count didn’t work out this month because the kiddo’s habits keep changing, and I’m so tired I’ve actually slept through some of those night wakings by accident.

On the writing front, this was my first full month at this novel, and I’m really happy with how it’s gone. I’ve slowed down since I hit the halfway mark, and I think that’s partly fatigue. I’ve been steaming through until now, so 1k a day seems like a bad day, when it’s been my target for years. Maybe I’m just getting more impatient.

The slowdown usually happens around the mid-point for me, because I know just how much work there is left to do, and how much there will be to fix in the next draft. But don’t cry for me, because I expect this by now, and I know the only way past it is to keep going.

poc-destroy-sf ALSO in happy news, Lightspeed’s special double issue: POC Destroy Science Fiction is out! My story “The Peacekeeper” is a flash piece about a malfunctioning civil android unit trying to solve the problem of war. You’ll have to buy the issue to read my story, but some of the others are available on the website, so please do check those out. So far what I’ve seen is fantastic.

So, how was your May?




This year I will be at VCON (Vancouver’s science fiction and fantasy
convention). I’m super excited because it’s my first ever con, but also nervous since somehow I’ve gotten myself on two panels.

Friday October 3
12:00 pm – The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

Sunday October 5
11:00 am – Diversity in SFF

I’ll probably be around on Saturday for part of the day as well, just wandering 🙂 If you see me around, please do say hi! If you won’t be there, I’ll have a post con recap posted here for you afterwards.

Click here for the full VCON schedule. It looks like there will be some really interesting panels this year!