I had kind of a bad weekend, mostly because of allergies causing off and on intense headaches, and anxiety. I don't think the allergies caused the anxiety -- it's pretty much always there, but with all of it together I just crashed and didn't want to leave the house. (I didn't delete all my online accounts, which I get the overwhelming urge to do occasionally and manage mostly not to. So go me!) We did get a bunch of rain which is always good at this time of year, but it's the rapid passage of cold fronts and warm fronts like a dvd on fast forward that really aggravates my sinuses.
I did get some work done on the fourth Raksura novella, but I've been rewriting some sections I wrote earlier that no longer work, and so I would write for six hours, adding new material and deleting old, and end up with exactly the same word count that I started with. So it's hard to tell if I worked enough for the day or what progress I made. That's been going on for a couple of days. I hope I'm finally past that point.
I watched the finale of True Detective this morning at 7:00 am to avoid spoilers, and it blew me away. That was an awesome dark ride of a story. I can't wait till the dvd comes out. And I'd recommend to people that if they watch it they try to do it in two to three hour blocks if possible. It's only eight episodes and it works better in big chunks. I don't want to talk about it because I don't want to spoil anybody else.
It's going to get warm today, up in the 70s, so I may go outside and stare at my dead trees and dead plants in what's left of my back yard.
* The Chesley awards for SF/F art is taking suggestions for nominees here. Matthew Stewart won a Chesley for the cover of The Cloud Roads in 2012 Chesleys which I was very happy about. This is a great award and you all should go suggest art for it.
* Con-or-Bust has more free con memberships fans of color can apply for and some are first come, first served.
March 10th, 2014