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”

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”

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”

February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Remember how we all hoped that 2022 would be more chill than 2020/21? Yeah, that was hilarious. I’m side-eyeing a lot of what’s going on in the world right now, along with some people’s reactions to it. But all I can really do is focus on making the world a better place in my smallContinue reading “February Wrap-Up & March Goals”

Con Report: Farpoint 2022

Last weekend, the TARDIS (my electric car) finally fulfilled the mandate for which it was originally purchased — it drove me to a convention! Said convention was only 30 minutes away from my house, so I commuted rather than staying at the hotel, but it was absolutely awesome to attend my first in-person con inContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2022”

Farpoint 2022 Schedule!

Two years ago, little did I know that I would be attending my last in-person convention for the foreseeable future. Therefore, it’s only appropriate that my first in-person convention in this brave new world we live in would be the same event. I look forward to soaking up the much-missed con environment this weekend atContinue reading “Farpoint 2022 Schedule!”

January Wrap-Up & February Goals

The highlight of my month is my new coffee machine with milk frother that makes espresso, so that I can make lattes from the comfort of home. It’s cold out, and I severely dislike it (the only perk is lots of kitty snuggles). One of my annual conventions has already been canceled, and I’m expectingContinue reading “January Wrap-Up & February Goals”

LEGO Build Report: Typewriter

Since the spouse and I still had an entire 3 days off between when we got back from our holiday vacation and returning to work after the new year, I spend 2 of them building LEGO and binge-watching television shows. As I writer, you know it was only a matter of time until I gotContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: Typewriter”