Since I prepare these for family and friends, I figured I’d post theme here too, to let you know what’d been going on & where you can see me next.
USMC: Working at the Capitol as a Marine Corps Liaison Officer has been fantastic! I’m learning so much about our government and have been enjoying being a part of it, especially the Capitol Hill Running Club!
WRITING: The audio book for The Human is done being recorded and is now in final edits. You guys, I love it! It’s AWESOME and so well done! Patricia Albrecht, the voice of Pizzaz on Jem is doing the reading and she’s fantastic!
I got unblocked on my first chapter and my editor has The Half-Blood and I got a short story to her too (also in the War of the Seasons universe). Now I need to get off my butt and finish up some other writing projects.
I need to take a break from War of the Seasons for a bit, so I doubt the next book will come out in June of 2013. But perhaps I can have it out by the end of the 2013. Don’t worry, there won’t be a multi-year break between books, but I know that right now I really need some distance from the series so that when I start the 3rd (and supposedly final…) book I can attack it with fresh eyes.
That said, I’m 1/2 way through writing/revising a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set 400 years in the future and takes place in a military environment. Does this make it a military sci-fi romance?
Hobbies: What are hobbies?
-Running- Holy crap, no wonder I’m tired. I think I ran 4 races this past month? And 2 of them were the same weekend, 2 of them were St. Patrick’s day races, and 2 of them were crazy hilly! 4 Courts 4 miler, RockNRoll 1/2 marathon (I set a new PR!), Hills are alive 10K, Cherry Blossom 10 miler.
-Books read: I read a John Hartness’s book about nerdy, not good looking, not svelte/thin/muscular vampires that are the good guys. It was hilarious, super fast & fun, and I definitely recommend it if you want a lighthearted read. Plus it’s called A Hard Day’s Knight, and reference to a Beatle’s song? WIN.
I also read Neptune’s Inferno all about the US Navy at Guadalcanal (Pacific campaign of WWII) and Cobra II, the inside story about the invasion and occupation of Iraq. I’d recommend these last two to anyone who appreciates good non-fiction. Especially when it comes to military/war history.
Travel: Eh, let’s see, Goldsboro, NC for StellarCon & Memphis, TN for MidSouthCon. So a light month, right?
Local Events: 4 local races – YAY! Ron and I are making a commitment to only run local races while we live in DC (aside from Disney races), because given that there are SO MANY good local races we really don’t need to go far to run!
-Parkway Classic 10 miler (Apr)
-15K Race on my BDay (Jun)
And that’s enough for now… (full RavenCon wrap up coming later this week)
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