another weekend, another recovery day
September 5, 2016
I spent the weekend camping (SCA event), and so am spending another Monday catching up on sleep, doing laundry, and staving off a cold. All this traveling, and I’ve managed to not come down with con crud or camping crud or anything. Let’s see if I can keep healthy!
Things that happened:
- Saw the biggest spider that wasn’t a tarantula I’ve ever seen, and I would have been fascinated — if it had not been in my tent, inches from my bed. I managed to get it outside without killing either of us.
- I learned to make lampworked beads. Not sure this is something I’ll add to my list of hobbies, but it’s nice to work on getting over my fear of Crafts Involving Fire. (Long story, there.)
In other news:
- The September issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction has my story “The Mind is Its Own Place.” This story has a lot of history to it — I wrote the first version maybe 12 years ago? 15? I sent it out and it never sold. Well, last year I pulled it out again — and knew how to fix it. So I did. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to have proof that I’m clearly a better writer than I was 15 years ago.
- Hex Publishers’ online zine WORDS has reprinted my story “Letter From Nancy.”
And now, I think I need to get some groceries so I can actually eat. Until the next trip, in just two week. Yikes!