I often default to disappointment in what I’ve accomplished and so laying out the year’s good news is, much like writing a resume, a way to see myself from a less critical perspective. I failed at so much. And failed to sustain the energy to complete work far more than in prior years. Below is the much cheerier perspective, just as valid as the negative, but better, or perhaps less self aggrandizing, when seen as part of a balancing act!
In less than a week I will attend my first WisCon along with three other members of my critique group: Emily B. Cataneo, Sarah Read, and Kathrin Kohler! We will also be sharing quarters together. Ummmm, I may have to go light on the eyeliner for a few days despite my no doubt low levels of sleep. Somehow I always feel that eyeliner hides all signs of fatigue…An acknowledged weakness.
WisCon is a 1,000-member science fiction convention with a feminist/social justice focus. I’ll be moderating two panels on Friday as well as participating in a group reading … Read more
I will be attending Boskone 53 this coming weekend. There will be panels, and readings, and much discussion of books, books, books. If you want to catch any of my panels, they are listed below. If you want to hear me read, you can do that too!
Writing The Great Escape
Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Harbor II (Westin)
How do you get characters out of tough situations without resorting to Felix’s bag of tricks, or other cheats? There’s an art to surprising the reader with smart or daring escapes while still playing fair — so the reader thinks both