Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lots to talk about, nothing I can say.

I have not been updating this blog or my #ROW80 goals lately.  Why you ask? I know you have been sitting on the edge of your seats wondering "Where is she? What is she up to?"

I recently spent a fantastic weekend with some of the PubWrite people at ReaderCon in Burlington Massachusetts.  The Con, itself, is for serious scifi fans and features such workshops as the Speculative Fiction of Rudyard Kipling.  Educational but not ComicCon. Did spend a lot of time in the Hotel's Irish Pub with the following group of amazing talented, supportive and helpful writers:

Steve Umstead
Al Boudreau and his special lady Jen Jennings
Anne-Mhairi Simpson
Karen DeLabar
Glenn Skinner
Jennifer Gracen
Leah Petersen

Please visit all of them and the PubWriteGroup page on Facebook.  There is some great news coming on that front soon.

And yes, somewhere between the Guinness and the nachos, we talked about writing, editing and the state of the publishing business.  We also talked about what a real honest to goodness PubWriteCon might look like.  Karaoke is a must, especially Al's rendition of Purple Rain.

In the midst of all this I had some amazing news about Dark Dealings.  Details are not official so I don't want to jinx it. Besides this is such a great tease.  :-)

I will say that the news may result in a refocus of my goals.  I'm thinking that I may have to table Ogham Court for the moment in order to work on Micaela's continuing story in a followup to Dark Dealings.  I have some ideas and some preliminary words on paper but she requires attention now.


  1. Ha!! I love being on the inside! And thanks for the shout-out :) I will say no more so as to avoid possible jinx-age. It was so good to hangout at Readercon. I should probably go to another Con just to compare. Yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  2. K. Great post to make others envious! No, really. I wish I could have been there to meet everyone I've grown to respect in the new authors world. And to hear Al do Purple Rain-- well it would have been worth the ticket price.

  3. The entire weekend was worth the ticket price. There's always the next CON. Find one in your region and arrange a meet-up. Or just fond a friendly pub. Someday we will do our own.

  4. Fantastic news! Can't wait to hear the details. :)

  5. Ah, I wish I could visit cons! We don't have them at all here in The Netherlands. Sounds like you had a good (and educational!) time!

    Good luck with reinventing the goals!

    All the best!