So…the world has changed quite a bit since I last blogged, hasn’t it? I suppose I should be a bit better about keeping things updated given all the spare time, but I’d hate to make promises at this point that I’ve shown little propensity for keeping.
However, I do have news! My collection of short stories and essays, Stories and Spilled Tea, is now on sale for just $0.99 in the Kindle Store on Amazon. So if you’re looking for a Whitman’s sampler of sci-fi and fantasy works, and some thoughts on writing and publishing, there you go. Please to enjoy.
In other news, well, it’s been quite a few months, hasn’t it? I’m entering week six of work-from-home, which has been quite the transition. My high-schooler is now distance learning, and will be celebrating her 16th birthday next week, which isn’t ideal but, hey, she has friends and school, I have a job, and we don’t have the coronavirus, so all of that is pretty amazing right there.
In with all the other emotions stemming from all this, I do feel grateful for the people in my life, my work, my books, all of it. That’s what really matters, after all, and I know I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to keep working, to have food (and toilet paper) and to keep my loved ones safe. Whatever stress and anxiety happens beyond that, well, at least the basics are covered.
As for my fiction, it proceeds…slowly. I’ve absolutely fallen off my usual pace, but I’m trying not to beat myself up over it. What I’ve been able to get down is very good, and I like where the current work is going. So there’s that.
And what is the current work? Well, there’s a few things coming up — podcasts and livestreams and more blogs — that will clue you into that. So stay tuned! And in the meantime, go ahead and grab the short story collection and enjoy!