January 17th, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

I just spent a lot of money...

Travel arrangements.

Lunacon in New Jersey (with a side trip to NYC to visit with various editors and my agent), in March, airfares and accomodation, check.

Wiscon in Wisconsin, in May, airfares and accomodation, check.

LACon in California, in August, airfares and accomodation, check.

Hsven't done anything about WFC in Austin yet, travel or hotel, but that's in November and I should be OK for a while. And in between, in September, there's our Alaska trip - not paid for yet, but booked, and will need to be paid for in June, which in itself is lotsa moolah but will be worth every cent, so we're being repeatedly told by Everyone (and I ALWAYS believe Everyone...Everyone always knows best...)

It won't be quite as expensive a travel year as 2005 was, but it isn't gonna be a cheap one, either. I'd better get a move on writing that next book...
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Still in Chapter 1 -

- but now it's really done, with a tweak or two done to my satisfaction.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
6,555 / 95,000

Headaches, weather, whatever - that's enough procrastination. On to Chapter 2 tomorrow.

Now I REALLY have a deadline. I'd like to have a finished draft of this done by the time I go to Lunacon mid-March. Of vourse, it probably won't happen or I'll kill myself doing it - but it's something to aim for - and I can take whatever I DO have and throw it at my agent so that at least she'll see where I'm going with it. I DID do another constructive thing and rearrange my actual story line into a more coherent structure - so from here on, it's just scribblescribble scribble. Watch this space.