a random scattered blog post
October 4, 2010
Exactly two weeks after returning from Australia, I’m still in the throes of catching up on work. I turned in the copyedits for After the Golden Age, my superhero novel in which main character Celia West must save the city with accounting. No, really. I’m currently working on revisions to Kitty’s Greatest Hits, the long-discussed and awaited Kitty short-story collection, that will include the “what happened to Cormac” novella. And I’m piling on the word count on the first draft of Kitty #10, which doesn’t even have a working title yet, alas.
I finally cleaned my desk off, because my mother is coming over tomorrow to help with some accounting stuff and I didn’t want to spend the visit apologizing for the fact that there was a foot-high stack of junk on either side of the keyboard. (The foot-high stack of junk is now only on one side of the keyboard…)
The only TV I’m watching right now is Castle, which broke my heart a tiny little bit last week. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a show where I wake up in the morning and think, “Oh, good, there’s a new episode of [whatever] today!”
Crafts: when I have a lot of work, the urge to craft becomes great indeed. I’m not sure if this is Murphy’s Law (I have no time, so of course I want to spend it doing things that have nothing to do with what I ought to be doing) or a true need for my brain to spend some time decompressing. I’m knitting A Thing. I think it will be a fancy steampunk scarf. I’ve also finished spinning a chunk of bamboo fiber. BAMBOO! I know! Also, Halloween is coming up, and I have no idea what to wear. If I can manage to sew this other Thing that I want to make, I may wear that.
My schedule for next year is pretty much already booked up, which is shocking to me, and which means I may have to start saying no to things, which I hate. I’ve been invited to be Guest of Honor at two (count them, two!) conventions, CopperCon in Phoenix on Labor Day Weekend in September, and Capclave in Maryland in October, where Catherynne Valente (squee!) will also be GoH, which guarantees it will be a most excellent rocking shindig. And for all you folks who’ve been asking me about hitting the East Coast, there ya go! I’ve been Toastmaster at two conventions, but these will be my first GoH gigs, which is a huge milestone and I’m awfully excited.
I’m also planning on going to Worldcon in fabulous Reno, Nevada; and San Diego ComicCon. This is in addition to most of my usual cons and stuff. I will update my schedule when I get more links in order and have a moment to think.
And a question: Is it autumn where you are? It is here. The leaves are going to gold, and it’s cold in the morning when Lily and I take our walk. Any day now we’ll get our first cold, damp, rainy morning, and we’ll start looking for snow…