You're sitting in the cafeteria when you see that one of the popular girls of the school is looking at you. She gets up and starts to walk towards you. She knows you exist. She is coming to say something to you. You are someone she has something to say to. Finally, the moment has come and you have a chance to tell her how beautiful she is, how much you love her laugh, and her smile and her hair and how she smells, and how she writes her sevens on the board in Algebra and how she crosses her T's in her poetry in English. Finally, you get to tell her everything because she's coming.
To. Talk. To. YOU.
Then she's there and she leans in close. She's going to whisper to you. OhGodsofKobal. She has a secret. You tense. You close your eyes.
"Your fly is open."
Yep. That was how my Saturday started when I got a lovely comment from the ever amazing Mary Janice Davidson pointing out that I'd mistyped the title of her novel Undead and Unwed. I saw that I had gotten a comment on the blog post a few weeks back about Charlaine Harris and Vampires and I had referenced a lovely blog entry that Davidson had posted on that topic.
And blown the title.
Which still upsets me because the Queen Betsy stories are such inspirations for my own writing, that bend of quirky characters, fish out of water themes, vampires, etc. Of course Regan didn't become obsessed with shoes until after she was a vampire but let's not quibble, shall we?
So... what's been up the last two weeks?
On Mind the Thorns
As I slide into my Summer hiatus, there has not been an update. See below for comments.
On Bastion: The Last Hope
Owing to the Memorial Day holiday there was no update but we did all contribute to a special thank you to our veterans, those lost in military service and their families.
On Fictional Omens
I weigh in on the new project Kindle Worlds, an licensed fanfic program by Amazon. I really do think that it could be the end of Fan Fic as we know it.
Well, it's that time of year. As I mentioned above, all of my writing properties are going on a short Summer Hiatus. Why is this, you ask, dear reader? Because final exams are the toughest time of the year for me. I'm absolutely swamped with papers, grading, finals, students asking for late work, extra credit, and a million other things. I just don't have the time to sit and write in the way I write best. So rather than kick out something half assed, I'm officially declaring all properties on hiatus until the first week of July. Then they'll return with their usual weekly or bi-weekly updates.
Also at home, Xander has completed his first year of Kindergarten (or nearly has). And that brings us to ...
The Weekly Video
This is a compilation of images and videos for my son over the last year as he finishes up his first year of school. It's amazing how fast the time goes.