I’m writing again. Not much – a little every day – but it counts. I like the story spinning out of it, so far, and I like that the only expectation I am holding myself to is that I finish it. Eventually. I’m reading again! It’s been so long and I’ve missed it so much. […]
Waiting for the Plague
Con + show = waiting for the plague to hit. Con-plague. If you’ve been to a con, you probably have an understanding of what I mean. High energy, no sleep, unhealthy/not enough/strange food, and so many bodies crowded and crammed together. Cons are a petri dish of ick. (But I love them too much to […]
Normally, I love the first snowfall of the season. But not when it comes on November 2nd and cancels the final performance of an incredibly awesome show. A show that didn’t get recorded last night because of camera issues. If we had the recording, I don’t think I’d be so pissed off right now. But […]
I’ve Missed You
So. What have I missed? The Turn of the Screw – this show has been fantastically intense and challenging. Terrifying, because I’ve never had a lead role, because I’ve been out of it for a decade, because the line load is ridiculous and this play – this character – goes to some dark, uncomfortable places. […]
What Gets You Creating?
The best thing about great stories is that they inspire more stories. It’s the same with any art form. My favorite K-drama (Faith, in case you were wondering) always does this: I get fantastic ideas, mostly leaning more towards film project things, and productivity when not staring at a screen soars. The last week or […]
Round And Round We Go
I really ought to stop doing things that scare the crap out of me. . . . Nah, who am I kidding? This is too much fun. So I just bought plane tickets to Istanbul. I’ve spent the last few weeks stressing and avoiding and procrastinating. My grandmother, my husband, and I are going to […]
Books! So Many Books…
I’m sitting here, staring at my to-read shelf (one of them, at any rate), and realizing that I got a great, huge bag of books at World Fantasy Con in Toronto. And that I can count on one hand the number of those I’ve read. I’m talking about WFC 2012. 2012! As I am now […]
Happy New Year!
It is no longer New Year’s Day in many parts of the world, but I wanted to post a quick check-in. Christmas was . . . insane. In a good way, but insane. New Year’s has been in contrast amazingly low-key and productive. This day last year, I had some goals of habits I wanted […]
Where I Want To Be
Four days back from World Fantasy Con. Still haven’t quite figured out how to blog about it, because it was just that amazing. My advice to anyone going for the first time, like I did: go by yourself or with someone who has attended before. If I hadn’t been alone, I might never have stepped […]
Ninja-Posting From Toronto!
Today is my anniversary. 4 years! So why am I in Toronto and not with my husband, at home in our new and still-internet-less house? Just a little thing called the World Fantasy Convention. Maybe you’ve heard of it. I don’t know what to expect, as my convention experience is limited to the small one […]