Hurrah! I became a Level 49 Human today and I’m in Chattanooga to celebrate my birthday with my parents. Mom is leveling up to 80 this weekend so we have a shindig planned. Meanwhile! I have a party favor for you. There’s a short story, “The Worshipful Society of Glovers” that came out last year […]Read more "Mary Robinette Kowal: Anatomy of a Story Process"
So this is how we manage work deadlines for my writing. This is the stuff that I’m intending to write & work on up to June of this year. The pink post-its are writing deadlines, and the green post-its are deadlines for my editor. We include the submission deadline at the bottom of the editorial […]Read more "My Work Board for 2018 (So Far)"
Happy New Year everyone! I figured this was a good time to lay out my writing plans for the year for the benefit of friends & fans. To start with, some bad news: I have decided that for 2018, I will not be producing new installments in the Wyrd West Chronicles. My reasons for this […]Read more "My Writing Plans for 2018"
By Cat Rambo Cat Rambo is the current President of the SFWA. Just so you know, indie works are eligible for Nebula awards! Just sayin’. She encouraged me to throw my hat in the ring, and was kind enough to list me on her post. If you want to throw your hat into the ring, […]Read more "2017 Award-Eligible Work Blog Posts & Roundups for F&SF"
This year was my year for being stubborn. Frustrated with my inability to find a home for my Weird Western novelette, in part I assume because of its unusual size, in part because of its unusual subject matter, I decided to publish it myself, and proceed with the Wyrd West Chronicles serial idea I had. […]Read more "My Publishing Year in Review"
Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection by Isaac Asimov My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Genre Non-Fiction and the Collections! Reading Challenges. This collection represents the last batch of stuff that Isaac Asimov gave to us. Half of it is stories, and the other half is a collection of essays about science […]Read more "Book Review: Gold by Issac Asimov"
I recently got into a bit of an altercation on Twitter. I’m hoping I’ve smoothed it over, because I reacted poorly in the initial exchange, and the person I got into a conflict with kept inadvertently making it worse, even though I know he meant well! He kept giving me advice that sounded to me […]Read more "Privilege and the Arts"