October 3, 2011
A week or so ago I mentioned some issues I’ve been having with my voice. Specifically, after doing about 16 public speaking events between April and September, I kind of lost my voice, or at least was unable to speak without pain. So, if you saw me at Bubonicon or Coppercon, and I looked like I was struggling a bit, I probably was, and I apologize for being distracted.
When the pain continued a couple of weeks after my last event, I went to the doctor. I wrote about the whole thing, and the good prognosis, over at Genreality. Basically, I wore myself out, and I’ve got some work to do to make my voice stronger and healthier so that this doesn’t happen again. I don’t know how campaigning politicians do this day after day, but I’ve begun to suspect that many of them must have voice coaches on staff, and just don’t tell anyone, in order to maintain the illusion.
In other news, there’s an interview with me over at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog. I talk about ambivalence, short stories, and advice for urban fantasy authors who want to break in.