I have one half-finished post closing the entire “love as endurance” train, but I have been page-proofing and deadline crushing. Working on three books during a single year is perfectly reasonable -- as long as nothing goes wrong. When one of the three has to be nuked to page zero (twice! A new record for me) and one has to be ripped apart and entirely restructured (which for me has about the same effect as page-zero nuke), it is a touch stressful because the resultant loss of time looms large. I mean, HUGE.
And: my husband and I were planning on attending the Worldcon together - but then, Jean Charest, in an attempt to disenfranchise the student population, called an election for September the 4th in Quebec. What this means is that my husband has to be in Montreal for the two weeks or so leading up to that election.
So, he’s not coming. It is entirely a first world problem, but I was really, really looking forward to the time together there, and now have that life-under-the-weather feeling.
At any rate, my worldcon schedule is:
Friday, August 31: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Reading: Michelle Sagara West
Friday, August 31: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Writer’s Workshop, Section G.
Saturday, September 1: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Kaffeeklatsche with Michelle Sagara West
Sunday, September 2: 3:00 - 4:30
Autograph session 15: Brenda Cooper, Jack McDevitt, Kathryn Sullivan, Lawrence Watt-Evans, M Todd Gallowglas, Michelle Sagara West, Mike Resnick, Takayuki TATSUMI
I’m going to take a couple of author’s copies of Cast in Peril to Chicago, because they just arrived, but only a couple because: no car (I have no driver’s license, and am therefore flying in).