Sorry for all the quiet — my wife and I spent a week in Hawaii on our honeymoon/first wedding anniversary vacation, and we only just got back last Thursday. Our trip was fantastic — we went skydiving, and shark cage diving, and parasailing; we went to a luau and on a bike/hike tour through the jungle; we snorkeled in Hanauma Bay and took a dinner cruise. So much adventure (and romance, hee…) We have now been together for four years, though it doesn’t seem like it could possibly have been that long. Certainly not long enough, that’s for sure. ^~
This weekend was spent unpacking and recuperating, and processing all our photos into a pretty photobook via Snapfish. Now I’m back at work and (rather reluctantly) getting back into the swing of normal life again. We’re hoping to finish tiling the bathroom this weekend (at last, at last!!) and plans are in full motion for our next big project… getting pregnant. :P So life is resuming its regular crammed-full pace and I’ll be back to blogging regularly very soon.
I haven’t touched the PotH manuscript since we got back, other than a few little tweaks here and there, but I’ll be diving back in this week with more updates. However, I am very excited to announce that my proposal for a roundtable discussion at the upcoming Sirens Conference in Vail was accepted!! I’ll be leading a discussion of queerness in monster fantasy, with a special focus on the concept of the lesbian vampire. Very much looking forward to it, and reading through Bold Strokes’ paranormal line as a part of preparation. Will likely need to craft an additional reading list, too, because the conference focuses on women in fantasy literature and there are oh-so-many amazing writers and books to be discussed in the genre!
So if you’re going to be in Colorado in October you should definitely come to the conference, which promises to be really exciting!!
In other news, I’m thinking about submitting a paranormal short story for an upcoming BSB anthology. I’m just not quite sure what exactly I would write about — kicking around a few ideas — or whether I’ll be able to get something like that done before the deadline, in the midst of work on PotH. Also, I always feel a wee bit intimidated when I start thinking about writing a short story, because they’re not really my forté. I have such a hard time crafting something within such limited space. Too long-winded for my own good, I guess. ^~