Read about what a writer wants at Ellie Garratt’s today where I talk about the strange gifts writers appreciate.
So, this is my last post for 2012. It was a pretty good year for my pursuits in authordom.
I began the Backworlds series with The Backworlds in May.
Followed by Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge in July.
The Hetty Locklear series began this November with The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear.
And the anthology, Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation came out this December with my novelette, The Tumbas, in it.
My plans for 2013: Boomtown Craze [the Backworlds #3] in late February/ early March, The Augmentation of Hetty Locklear [Hetty Locklear #2], Earth Hereafter [a series of novellas telling the story of the Foreworlds]. If I can swing it, Backworlds #4, which I have the idea for, but no title.
And I’m really, really, really looking forward to this in 2013:
I was able to go star gazing last week. Since we wear winter gear in the summer, the observatory in December is far from balmy. When the wind kicked up and went to brutally bitter, I called it a night. Used low gear for the first time ever. That 500 feet of snow at the top had my knuckles white. Yeah, I’ll not be going back up there until spring.
But it was worth it. The sky was just stunning, jaw-dropping stunning. Clear with no moon. The star light was bright enough to see by though. And it was the night of the Geminids meteor shower. I saw several accenting an already gorgeous sky, making it like a dream. I’m glad I got to see that. We looked at asteroid Toutatis, Jupiter, and, my personal favorite, the Orion Nebula. It was as fantastic of a view as I remembered. I froze my toes just about off, but I dreamed of stars all night.
The one benefit to winter astronomizing is I was home by the time we’re normally just setting up in the summer.
The 2013 Renaissance and Fantasy Faire will be the week of November 11th. Want to be a hosting blog and help plan the mega event? Sign up HERE and we’ll get brainstorming after the holidays.
What are you looking forward to? See you at Ellie’s!
Happy Holidays everybody!