This is a flyby post because I’m on deadline (What happens when you go to a writers’ retreat and give a talk about why you love deadlines? You get bigger deadlines.)… which means really good things for 2015, but for right now … aieeeee.
So have some picspam and links to nibble on -
Sheila Williams, the venerable editor of Asimov’s, and her daughters answered 10 Questions for GeekMom. How cool is that? She talks about growing up in science fiction and fantasy, the ins and outs of the editorial process, and the amazing Dell Magazine Award. (But wait, there’s more! Is Sheila Williams a Geek or a Nerd? Find out!)
And I’ll be talking about wasps and tech with SFSignal very soon too.
Here’s where I was last week, a writers’ retreat in the Pacific Northwest:
And here too (Powells Book Store, in Portland OR <3 <3 <3).
At Rainforest Writers’ Village, I gave a talk on the care & feeding of deadlines that included some really bad drawings. (There was paper and colored markers. Don’t judge.) I explained that, for me, deadlines are the perfect combo of Adrenaline, Guilt, and Armageddon.
I made a stunning visual using the resources to hand, which left my meaning open to some interpretation. (TYVM Jeffrey Peterson!)
So when I got home, I made a new visual. Because this is currently highly relevant to my situation, and why you won’t be seeing me much on social media in the next couple weeks. And if you do, yell at me.
YMMV, but feel free to use the sticker you see fit.
Meantime, over at Novelocity, there’s talk about what author workspaces look like. Here’s my desk, annotated:
And this week, Novelocity’s talking about comfort reads. What are yours?
I hope you guys have a great week and a half or so. Drop me some comments to keep me company!
I’m going to go hammer away at this deadline.