Two months? Has it really been that long since I have posted an entry? I guess it has.
So much has happened that I don't really know where to begin
I got my story "The Minds I" published in this years Triangulation here
My first paid publish! Unfortunately it's not a pro publish and in the writing world that means it doesn't count for a lot of things. I'll get there
I had two pieces of simple hand drawn artwork used. One in the Program book and Play program and one in Triangulation. Hmmm, maybe it’s time to get a web page so I can display these things.
got finished on time for Confluence! It came out just beautiful and we have received many compliments on the project and the artwork.
Special thanks to all the artists that submitted their work!Confluence
was a blast! I worked the Parsec table dressed as a sexy cop to help promote last year’s short story contest “High Crimes and misdemeanors.” DianeTurnshek
was my counterpart and dressed as “Miss Demeanor.” I have pictures!! Bwhahahaha! Oh, wait, so do other people. :::sigh::: Oh well!
I got to join the Triangulation and Calendar signing and then read an excerpt from my story at a reading set up just for Triangulation stories. After that I decided it was time for a break and took some time just to enjoy myself for a bit.
The play started at 7:00 and went really well. We had so many compliments from the other Con-goers. The backdrops, some of the set pieces and signs got finished in time--barely. I really busted my butt (along with the help of all my children and Kim Eklund) to get them done in time. I surprised myself by managing to remember all my lines and blocking and I didn’t even throw up!
The poetry reading started immediately after the play and I ran to get out of my Chani costume and into something a little more appropriate for the reading. KevinHayes
read his poem “Would You Like to Dance,” then I read my piece that was inspired by his, “It would be my pleasure.” I read a second piece called “Submissive Canvas.” When I reached the end I read, “Drench me with the colors of your passion
And leave me . . .”
Then I paused for several moments and read/whispered “Wet.” I could swear I heard several of the audience members quietly gasp. I think that was the best part--no, wait, it gets better. I wanted to read one more piece but we ran out of time so I showed it to Ann Cecil after the reading. A man was reading over her shoulder and after they both read it the man asked me where the poem was published and I said it wasn’t. He asked me why and I told him I only wrote it a month ago. He critiqued it for me and suggested I only take out one word, told me it was really good and that I needed to find a home for it. Then asked me sign his copy of Triangulation and we were on our way. I didn’t know it at the time, but the man was TimonsEsias
a published poet who’s work has appeared in over a dozen different countries, and fourteen languages! I guess if he is telling me that my poem needs to find a home, then it is time for me to find a home for it.
After that I got to go wine tasting and to a Dorsai party. The Dorsai Irregulars are the people that come to the Con to keep the peace and make sure everyone is safe. Kind of like a security guard only much more fun! Dorsai
I listened to them Filk in one of the rooms with the group and got a chance to talk to several of them over the course of the evening and the next day. What a nice bunch of people!
Con ended the next day--much to my dismay. It never seems to be long enough. I went to the art auction and brought home a piece of art called “Cold Fire” by Charles J. Urback. SeeArt
It wasn’t the piece I wanted which is called “Reborn” but it is still beautiful. I was beat out by Brian at the art auction! :::raspberries:::: Oh well, there is always next year or I can order it online if I really want it that badly!
I made the Cover of the August Sigma
Hmmm, I’m not quite sure how that happened. I don’t remember sending that picture to Dave Brody. I only sent it to Greg Armstrong! “Greg!!!” Greg
Dang! If he wasn’t cute, I might have to--ummm, do something . . . hmmm. ;) Just kidding!
Now that things have slowed down a bit, I can finally breathe and get to some of those promised "home" projects that can be done a bit more leisurely.
Currently I am painting a castle mural on my daughter’s wall. It's a bit more detailed than I had envisioned and as a result is turning out to be more work, but it will be worth the extra effort--if I *ever* get it finished.
I'm also attempting to make a t-shirt out of my dragon and scribble that was published in Triangulation.
I’m trying to help distribute the calendar, put together several images to try to promote as posters, write “The minds I” as a screenplay, finish a book (The Write Lovers) that Kevin Hayes and I are writing together, and still manage to find time for home and family.
Last Sunday I took a whole bunch of really cute pictures of the three youngest kids against the green screen. Can you guess what my next projects will be?
I’m tired just writing about all this, but it feels wonderful to be part of this group of people. I feel so welcome! I hope I make people feel the same way with me.