I haven't spent all my time fretting, though! My son just started his first real ski class (a season-long program at a local ski area), and I don't know who's more excited, him or me. After all, while he's in his class, I get to ski trees and moguls to my heart's content. I can't even tell you how wonderful that is after 4 years of barely skiing at all. And after I ski my heart out on the steeps, I get to come back and ski green runs with my kiddo, and share in his excitement. I tell you, there's no better way to spend a day.
My revision of The Labyrinth of Flame is chugging along - I've got 30K revised so far, probably about 1/5 of the book. I'm still having a ton of fun doing it, too. Revising may be challenging but it's oh so satisfying.
And I'm psyched to say that the podcast I recorded late last year with Renay of Lady Business is now live! Renay was a great host; I had so much fun discussing all things SFF with her, from conventions to agents & publishing to gender and genre divides. I also talk a bit about The Labyrinth of Flame, share some mountain stories, answer some reader questions, and recommend a whole lot of great books. (I will apologize however for sounding like a valley girl on speed. I blame the rather potent cough medicine I was taking. I swear that on prior podcasts I didn't say "like" and "whatever" every third word.)
I know it's been ages since I did a Thursday Adventure post here on the blog, but after seeing all that gorgeous New Zealand scenery in the second Hobbit movie, I've been re-inspired. Especially since I realized I never did an adventure post for the Routeburn Track, which was one of my favorite experiences on my own New Zealand trip. So expect a post chock full of NZ mountain pics coming soon - in the meantime, have a little taste!
|Mountain views on the Routeburn Track in New Zealand
Last but not least, you have got to check out this long and wonderful list of female SFF authors & their novels, by Andrea K. Höst at the BookSmugglers. Looking through it, I spotted so many old favorites I haven't thought of in years - Ann Maxwell, anyone? - along with plenty of authors I've never heard of, and am excited to try.