|Robert and I enjoying some precious couple time in Sydney, on a previous trip
|Robert helping our son enjoy the waves. Yes, all the beaches are this beautiful. Plus, there is sea-cliff climbing!
No, I won't tell you when we're going...but suffice it to say, the trip's happening sometime this year, I'm ridiculously excited about it, and I'm sure it will generate tons of new Thursday Adventure fodder. In fact, it's inspiring me to dig up my old (pre-digital-camera) pics from Australian adventures my husband and I shared in the past...trips to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, canyoning in the Blue Mountains, exploring the Queensland rainforest, etc. Just gotta scan the pics in.
In the meantime, here are a few links to posts elsewhere that I found interesting this week:
- N.K. Jemisin discusses uncomfortable stereotypes in fantasy, in "The Unbearable Baggage of Orcing"
- Kameron Hurley shares a raw, honest look at her experience in publishing: "On the Business of Writing, Creativity and Burnout"
- Fellow Night Shade author and ex-Night-Bazaar member Brad Beaulieu has some seriously terrific news: he sold a brand-new trilogy to DAW (congrats, Brad!). I've enjoyed Brad's Lays of Anuskaya books, and the description of his new Song of the Shattered Sands series sounds pretty darn awesome. (I'm all about desert cities controlling trade through impassable terrain. Also, puzzle poetry - how cool is that!)