update!

January 27, 2022

A couple of announcements!

Reminder that I’ll be doing more posting over at my Patreon.

I’ve spoken before about the Odyssey Writing Workshop, which I attended back in 1998, and how it gave me a big boost to getting my career started. After two years of going virtual, Jeanne is changing up the format to take advantage of those virtual resources, and also to make Odyssey more accessible. Taking off six weeks to go to a workshop just isn’t possible for a lot of people. So… if you ever thought about applying for the Odyssey workshop, but weren’t able to take the time, check out the new format and scheduling and see if it might work for you. I’m excited to see where the workshop is headed.

And a movie review: I made it to the theater (weekday matinee FTW) to see Spider-Man: No Way Home and I absolutely loved it. Its high energy, fast pace and laser focus on its own mission are such a contrast to Eternals. What a relief.

SPOILER: And the massively subversive plot beat in the second act is so, so good. We’ve got an honest-to-god rogues gallery, all Spider-Man’s previous villains lined up (and how much sheer acting talent and experience is in that room in that moment), and they all realize they were taken out of their universes at the moment before they were killed — and Peter realizing that sending them back will guarantee they’ll be killed, and he can’t do that, and how about instead we get these guys the medical and mental health care they need to repair the damage that was to do them by accidents that weren’t actually their fault… Oh hell yes, that’s a story.

SPOILER OVER

I’m actually excited about the MCU again!

3 Responses to “update!”

  1. Timothy A Schmidt Says:

    About Spiderman, Totally agree!

  2. authorcblee Says:

    i am so excited you are excited about the MCU!

    i just wanted to pop in and i owned the first kitty novel as a youngling and it came to me at an important time in my life via a bookstore escape trip and i reread it recently. thank you for being you and sharing your journey, and i’m happy that i found you on the internet and kitty continues her adventures and, saves the world. excited to read more of your work and– from one writer to another– thanks for your words.

  3. carriev Says:

    Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy the stories!


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