Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stasis. Again. Still?

So, officially, the Skyhorse-Night Shade acquisition is all signed off (read about deal here).  I'm presuming that means Dead Roads will see the light of day, but I haven't had much information. I am a cheerful, outgoing sort, so I always assume things will be all right. I kinda have to, given my relentless optimism.

Other aspects of life have been zooey, which is a distraction, from both stress and writing, but enough is enough. Yes?

So I have returned to the sequel for Dead Roads, which is right now called The Drowned Girl. All of which is making me want to hop in the car and go to Caraquet, New Brunswick, in August.

Back up a little.  Festival acadien de Caraquet, aout 1-15, ouais? Ouais. Lisa Leblanc, for crying out loud. Like to see her. I know, I know, there's plenty of festivals right here in Ottawa that will be brilliant, but the chaotic crisis climax of the second book actually happens at the Caraquet festival, so I'd like to be there.

Already the summer is filling up: I'll be in Europe for a couple of weeks in July, and I'm teaching at the summer camp first week of August, but after that? I could use a road trip, right? Right! Any takers?


  1. I'm taking a couple of glass working workshops in August from teachers who're so good that I'm all deer-in-the-headlights over it, but there's no use in taking classes at your level, right? I want to stretch.

    What're you teaching at summer camp?

  2. It's a Great Art Race: we give the campers backpacks every morning with clues and supplies: they have to find the location within the camp (beach), guess the city/country (Nepal), and then the art form (found object mandala) and the literary form (found poetry). See? FUN.