May Wrap-Up & June Goals

Time has ceased to have any meaning. Or is it just me? This was supposed to go out yesterday, but I had a bit of a weekend and losing myself in romance novels seemed a healthier option. But I’m here now, to entertain you with all of my exploits! /checks notes Apparently there is stillContinue reading “May Wrap-Up & June Goals”

Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54

Last weekend, I did my hair, put on clothing that had nothing to do with working out, and attended (virtual) Balticon 54! I participated in four excellent and informative panels from the comfort of my own office with appropriate feline supervision. Perks to a virtual convention: Sleeping in my own bed, eating decent meals, notContinue reading “Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54”

April Wrap-Up & May Goals

/looks around Wow, it’s been a month. So, nothing’s really changed around here. I’m still working from home. I’m still reading a lot and playing too much World of Warcraft. Despite my introvert tendencies, I’ve now missed two conferences, and I miss hanging out with people in person. I have not yet grown my ownContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”

Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled

Based on guidance I received from my employer last week, I had already (with great sadness) withdrawn from attending this year’s Cleveland ConCoction. Later that same day, the announcement came out that the convention was being cancelled. I know this is a stressful and scary time for everyone, for a variety of reasons. I’m luckyContinue reading “Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled”

February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Happy Leap Year! If January 2020 lasted about a millions years, February 2020 only took about 5 minutes. My month has been full of useful and not-so-useful productivity (yeah, I started playing World of Warcraft again), but it was also filled with good books and lovely times with friends, so what more can a girlContinue reading “February Wrap-Up & March Goals”

Con Report: Farpoint 2020

I attended my third year at Farpoint in Baltimore, Maryland, this past weekend and had an absolute blast spending time with friends and being a panelist on some of my favorite topics. I wish I’d been able to hang out more in the evening with people, but I commuted from home this year and hadContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2020”

January Wrap-Up & February Goals

This year is off to an EXCELLENT start, if I do say so myself. I got lots of reading done. I got lots of editing done. I played a lot of video games. And I’m thrilled with my health progress. I know I said I wasn’t travelling anywhere, but I managed to sneak away toContinue reading “January Wrap-Up & February Goals”

Con Report: Starbase Indy 2019

Looking for the full slide set for my “Alternate History: Creating Stories by Changing the Past” presentation? See below! Usually I try to have my convention reports posted on the Wednesday after the con, but this month I had the crazy idea that I could do two events in a row. So because I traveledContinue reading “Con Report: Starbase Indy 2019”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

I hope everyone had a fabulous month full of NaNoWriMo and/or delicious food. I’m in the midst of traveling (3 airplanes, 2 conferences, 2 cities), so cross your fingers that the ridiculous cold I had 2 weeks ago doesn’t return with a vengeance. Ironically, because of the traveling and the cold, I did not haveContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

The Sorting Hat comes to Limani!

I had some time on my hands the other day (translation: I was procrastinating on other projects), so I added a new page to the Worldbuilding section of my website! Most fantasy fans in the world can immediately answer the question, “What house are you?” and I’m certainly no exception. As a fun characterization exercise,Continue reading “The Sorting Hat comes to Limani!”