I don't mean to be tagging along on Siri's coattails, but perhaps it can't be helped. This was the first year in a while for both of us to attempt Nano, so of course we're going to want to talk about it.
Unlike Siri, my wrists haven't been hating me any more than usual, so I threw myself into the idea full force--50K, on a brand new project (I did Nano in 2011, but did a story I'd already started--second draft, even).
And I am pleased to say that, in the end, I pulled it out.
I had a plan for this blog post. I don’t remember what it was. Last night’s events in Missouri have left me saddened, outraged, and deeply distressed. I can’t talk lightheartedly today.
In this world, we’re not supposed to hit people. We’re not supposed to react with violence to the hate and harm piled on us. And I get it. I do. Anything that can be solved with violence can be solved better and faster without it, if people are willing to try. And we need to be willing to try. Or it just gets worse.
I know that. But sometimes, man…sometimes the need to just hit someone is pretty darn strong.
So, if you guys follow our Twitter or Facebook feeds, you'll know that a few weeks ago we had a table at a smallish scifi/fantasy literature convention called MileHiCon.
We went into this madness with our previous experience on the subject being that we had attended a couple conventions ourselves at various times, and also knowing people who had had tables themselves, though not with any details about how they had run said tables.