Holy crap. A month and a half sure passes by quickly, especially when you don’t write any new blog posts to hold you accountable!

Well, what’s been going on in the meantime? I have to admit, not as much as I originally anticipated. Like last year’s NaNoWriMo attempt, this year’s Camp NaNoWriMo was a bust. I got a few thousand words in before I went to Ad Astra, but after I came back, I had to reorganize my thoughts on the story so much that I stopped writing. I’ve done a bit here and there since, but I’m still trying to get an idea of how exactly the plot will change, now that I’ve realized that my antagonist was much more compelling than my protagonists were.

I also neglected to write a book review on here before the end of April, so I’ll be posting two reviews soon to make up for it. My catch-up review will be Ben Bova’s The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells, followed by this month’s “official” one, the Machine of Death anthology edited by Ryan North, M. Bennardo and David Malki.

In the meantime, I’ve still got a ton of reading to do, now that the voter packets for both the Hugos and the Auroras are available. It looks like I won’t need to borrow anything from the library for quite a while.

Anyways, I’m not dead, just pre-occupied! That’s the main point here. How are you, now that the snow is gone and the flowers are out?