You know, even though I spend pretty much 7 days a week online, it never ceases to astound me just how quickly time escapes and all of a sudden, it’s a week later or so and I’ve not posted a single word.
Yes, I’m busy at work and well, writing, but still. One would think that all those groovy thoughts that make their way into and out of my head throughout the day could be actually posted, instead of just thinking about posting. Oh well.
From today’s listings in Whedonesque
No Bones About It: David Boreanaz Turns 38 Today.
Happy Birthday to our favorite cocksure FBI agent/broody hot vampire!
(needless to say, when I skimmed this headline, I read a certain adjective quite differently…::g::) In any case, happy birthday to David B, who it turns out, went to high school at a school where my mom taught. Of course, it was many years later, as my mom taught there in 1970ish(?).
Some TV show thoughts – non spoilery
Heroes – how can one TV show be so brilliant? So many things happening, so much angst and squeeful occurrences. I’m not at all spoiled for anything, which makes it even better.
Yay for the Supernatural renewal!! I can’t say this restores my faith in the PTBs, but I’m happy that we’re not losing the boys.
Work is work and things are progressing. Sadly, I’m losing my most senior programmer at the end of the week. We’ll survive, but he’s a great guy and a fabulous asset to our team.
What’s going on in my writing world
I’m off to Mayhem in the Midlands next Thursday, then when I return, I’m taking an ENTIRE WEEK off – to write, to ponder, to rest. I haven’t done that in more years than I can remember. Maybe 10? I’m participating in a fabulous panel at Mayhem, called: Vampires Have Feelings Too: Making Fantasy Characters Work
in a Realistic World. My co-panelists are Dean James and Lee Killough, both who write brilliant books.
Matters seems to be doing well in the sales arena. I’m so happy to know that people have spotted it in bookstores across the country. My editor/publisher are in turn, happy with me because I’ve agreed to produce three more books for them in the same world. Book 2, now officially Blood Bargain, is due to them by November, so I’m cracking a whip on myself. Book 3, tentatively titled Blood & Bones. is due next May. Book 4 is…well, an unknown quantity at this point.
Matters will be released in mass market paperback later this year, which makes me even happier.
June 21, look for me at the American Library Association Convention. I’m staffing the Sisters in Crime booth at 1:00 p.m. Not sure if I’ll be doing anything with my publisher that day, but I expect I might be.
June 30, I’ll be signing at Borders in Warrenton, VA. More details later.
Of personal computing
Blanche, my lovely iBook has left the nest, and now resides with co-worker E’s mom, who received it as a Mother’s Day gift. This does not leave me without a laptop, however, because I succumbed to the lure and purchased a brand new MacBook. It’s soooo shiny!! I’ve not figured out a name, though. Any thoughts?
I totally skipped over the personal canon meme, like an idiot – then yesterday, was reading synecdochic‘s contribution and realized this was a cool way to get some background info written down for my own characters. I’d love to read a few more, though, so if you’ve done one, or read one you liked, I’d love a link!
Wow, I feel like I’ve just done a total brain dump! WHEW.
And it’s only Wednesday.