It appears that without the promise to write book reviews, I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. Never fear though – I’m still here, and still planning things.

What I’m most excited about right now is the start of my upcoming creative writing course taught by fellow WCDR member Tobin Elliott, which starts tonight. My past attempts to write fiction fizzled out because although I could see the stories clearly in my head, I didn’t know how to get them out without sounding stilted and mannered. In other words, I still write like a university student, and I can’t stand it.

I’m really hoping that Tobin’s course will claw the polite skin off of things and let me show the blood and guts underneath.

Other than that, I’m still trucking along and still reading. I’ve got a guest post coming up on Reading as Writers: I’m also mulling over a few topics for future posts here:

  • The increasing prevalence of second-person POV in fiction
  • How science fiction and fantasy criticism made me a better feminist
  • Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Cafe, and oral storytelling
  • My nominees for this year’s Hugo awards

That’s about all I can think of right now. The blush of New Year’s has worn off – now it’s time to get to work!