Pack Me Away in Mothballs Until May…
This past weekend I taught a writing workshop at the Speculative Fiction Guild’s retreat (at a lovely cabin in the woods not far from Indianapolis). A few weeks before that, I attended (and did some freelance journalism) at the Fright Night Horror and Halloween convention; a few weeks before that, I attended (and taught) at Context; a few weekends before that I coordinated the HWA booth at ScareFest.
And so on, and so on.
I’ve traveled a lot this year. Boston for ReaderCon, Portland for World Horror. Three events in the Midwest and East Coast for my April book tour. All these other things recently. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it…but I’m also looking forward to some down time. I’m especially looking forward to sitting on my front porch with a mug of hot apple cider and handing out candy to the 100+ trick-or-treaters I typically get at my house. I look forward to making more progress on my next novel. I look forward to recharging my batteries, so I can go out and do it all again next year.
But yeah, at least for a few months, my suitcase gets some rest. And that’s a good thing.