As regular readers know, I recently returned from a trip abroad (to Spain). It was a wild ride, full of plenty of highlights, a few lows, and no small amount of ineffably delicious food and drink. I’ll try to get some reviews, photos, and thoughts online soon. In the meantime, I shall just say that Spain remains one of my favorite places to visit and the trip was relaxing and restorative enough to send me home with a major yen to get back to work on my writing projects. So, mission accomplished.
Being a traveling fool, I’m actually heading out again on Friday. This time? A trip to Seattle to visit family. I’ll be spending time with my little nieces, helping my mom with a tour she’s hosting in her amazing garden, going camping at Mount Rainier (if the weather holds), and doing a little research for my current novel project, which takes places in the Pacific NW.
Between now and then, I plan to write like a maniac. I’ve got a new short story — the first I’ve written in some time, actually — that I’d like to put finishing touches on and send out, plus forward motion on the Urban Fantasy novel I’m drafting. I owe a few crits, too. So that’s on this week’s agenda as well. Reader feedback on ABSENT has been trickling in, so by the time I return from Seattle, I hope to take some time to sit down and sort it all out, make a plan, and start revising.
Then, if I’m not sick of traveling, I’ll head up to Boston for Readercon.
That’s my forecast for late June/early July. What does the next month hold for you?