In Your Write Mind 2022 Schedule

One of the main reasons that the last 2 years have been pretty brutal on my mental health is that I haven’t been able to visit one of the places that truly refreshes me as both a writer and a person. In Your Write Mind is an annual writing workshop hosted by alumni of theContinue reading “In Your Write Mind 2022 Schedule”

May Wrap-Up & June Goals

I started May with all of the plans. Lots of writing while the spouse was away for work. Two conventions. Finally, some warm weather! I got exactly one of those things. Spouse came down with a cough the first weekend, and we discovered by the first Tuesday that both of us finally got the plague.Continue reading “May Wrap-Up & June Goals”

Con Report: Balticon 56

Last weekend, I attended my sixth Balticon as a panelist. In some ways, this year was even stranger than the completely virtual conventions of the past 2 years in that programming was a mix of in-person events at the usual hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and virtual panels open to participants worldwide. Due to aContinue reading “Con Report: Balticon 56”

Balticon 56 Schedule

May convention, take 2! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend StokerCon because the spouse brought COVID home from work. But I’m all better, tested negative, and ready to go! Balticon is my “home convention” so it has a permanent spot on my annual schedule. My weekend is packed with events, both live and virtual, soContinue reading “Balticon 56 Schedule”

StokerCon 2022 Schedule [redacted]

Yesterday, I was super excited to tell you all about my upcoming trip to Denver for StokerCon! What you didn’t know, if you don’t follow me on social media, is that the spouse and I both finally caught COVID last week. We’re both vaccinated and boosted, but since the spouse is military, it was literallyContinue reading “StokerCon 2022 Schedule [redacted]”

StokerCon 2022 Schedule

Due to a series of fortuitous events, I will be attending StokerCon 2022 in Denver, Colorado, this week, from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15! However, for the first time in years, I am not attending a convention as a programming participant. (sad trombone noises) But JL! You are not a horror writer! IContinue reading “StokerCon 2022 Schedule”

LEGO Build Report: The White House

Ships and buildings are my thing when it comes to LEGO, but by buildings, I tend to mean sets that are part of the Creator Expert category rather than famous architectural buildings. However, far from me to turn down a free LEGO set! My father-in-law found a brand new set for me at a yardContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: The White House”

April Wrap-Up & May Goals

Awesome things I did this past month: Doubled my word count from March. Read a ton of ARCs (advance reader copies) by some of my favorite authors. Got together with my best friends. All in all, a pretty successful 30 days! I don’t expect to double my word count again for May, but I’ll beContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”

LEGO Build Report: NASA Space Shuttle Discovery

Once upon a time, I was going to be an astronaut. Then I learned more about math and science and noped straight out of that. My career goals changed, but my passion for space never waned. Even though most of the ships in my LEGO collection are of the Star Wars variety, I finally finishedContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: NASA Space Shuttle Discovery”

March Wrap-Up & April Goals

I’ll get to my writing progress in a bit, but first I want to talk about reading! (You know, that thing I do instead of writing.) I have two bits of news on that front. On the website: I updated the Book Reviews page so that multiple search options are available. If you know whatContinue reading “March Wrap-Up & April Goals”