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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
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sometimes you've got to put your shoulder to the door

4th Street Fantasy is over for another year, and a good time was had by everybody who talked to me about it, at least. Dates for next year have been announced: June 26th-28th, with the usual pre-con party Thursday night and post-con sushi expedition Monday afternoon. This is a week later than usual, because of when we could get the hotel facilities we needed, so we will be a week before CONvergence rather than two weeks before.

I've also gotten the CEM of Karen Memory turned around and back to Tor, so all the hard parts of that are done. My only remaining duty is the proofs, and the advance reader copies should be out before long.

And as for me, I am stressed out and overwhelmed and completely freaking out about the amount of travel and conventions and writing left in 2014. So, because I have something going on every single weekend between now and the end of August, and because I need to the reassurance of a nice list I can cross stuff off of, I am reposting my honeydew list.

travel and appearances 2014:

July 3-7, 2014: ConVergence: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Scandinavian Micro-Tour!
July 11-13, 2014: Finncon: Jyväskylä, Finland (Guest of Honor with special guest Scott Lynch)
Then between July 16th and 22nd, Scott and I will be visiting

  • SF Bokhandeln Stockholm (July 16th)

  • SF Bokhandeln Gothenberg (July 18th)

  • SF Bokhandeln Malmo (July 19th)

  • Fantask Copenhagen (July 22nd)


August 8-10, 2014: Nine Worlds, London, England
August 14-17, 2014: Worldcon: London, England

October 31-November 2, 2014: ICON: Iowa City, Iowa (Guest of Honor with Scott)
November 14-16, 2014: Windycon: Lombard, Illinois (Guest of Honor with Squeecast)



2014:

Tiptree reading and judging

"You've Never Seen Everything": 30 June 2014
"Terroir": 1 August 2014
Storium World: 25 August 2014

An Apprentice to Elves: Autumn 2014
"Gallowglas":  31 December 2014


2015+


Eternal Sky #4
Ancestral Night
Eternal Sky #5
Untitled Space Opera
Eternal Sky #6



No fixed deadline:

Bard troll story

Smile
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Patience and Fortitude

Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"A Time to Reap"
"Periastron"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"Coronado"
"Flush"
"Steel"



And the first lines meme, because it makes me feel a little more in control of what's in my in box:

"You've Never Seen Everything"
No one is making me say this.

"A Time to Reap"
 Krissy paused in the wings stage left, in air thick with the smell of dust, imagining the
applause.

An Apprentice to Elves
Tin laced her fingers together across her gravid belly and frowned along her nose at the feeble human child.

Patience and Fortitude
Nothing made Matthew hate himself more than waiting for the elevator.

Smile
Pewter scraped across the black wave-caps of the Atlantic on the morning Carl Hughes learned how his lover had died.

"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"We wouldn’t be having this conversation if you'd flunked Algebra."

"Steel"
Johnny Backus was a daywalker. Johnny Backus was a vampire. Johnny Backus was a friend of mine.

"Cecily"
When Cecily was three years old, she announced that she was "stared of the scares," meaning the basement stairs. It stuck. Especially since Cecily wasn't scared--or stared--of almost anything else.

"Posthumous Jonson"
I loved you not.

"Periastron"
There are no unremarkable worlds.

"Gallowglas"
As the innate perversity of the universe would have it, Officer Jericho was up to her elbows in the guts of a roasted pumpkin as big as her chest when her pager shrilled.

"Flush"
The universe will always need plumbers.



Good gravy, I am out of spoons.

Tags: first lines meme, honeydew
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