A quick catch-up post. First, thank you for everyone who was so friendly and supportive during the Nebulas! I didn’t win, but Seanan McGuire totally deserved it, and I’m not sad at all. (Plus she did promise not to shiv me and take it if I did win, so how could I be churlish in the face of such gallantry?)
Second, I’m about halfway through a new science fiction novel. This one’s a bit more action-oriented; the working title is RED NOISE. If you’re a Dashiell Hammett fan, that might give you an idea of the sort of story this is. I entered a novella length version of it in the Codex Novella Contest and it was received very well, with great feedback, so I’m plowing on full steam with the full novel outline. It’s a bit of a departure for me in a number of ways, and I’m enjoying the opportunity to stretch myself a bit.
Third, which some of you already know, I was recently appointed a Director at Large of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. It’s a roughly one-year hitch, taking over due to an absence on the Board after the elections. It’s been a great experience so far, and a wonderful excuse to meet and talk to writers I admire, and a great opportunity to do something for the community.
I will be at Readercon in Quincy, MA next weekend if you want to say hi, have anything you’d like me to sign, or want to talk SFWA (Are you a member and want to share feedback? Not a member and have questions? Vice versa? Let me know!). No programming this year, just hanging out and catching up with folks.
Long story short, things are going well for me, but busy, busy, busy.