No, those of you waiting for the newsletter haven’t missed getting it. Time was mysteriously sponged up by other activities yesterday and today; I’ll get the newsletter out tomorrow…
Most of those "mysterious activities" are painfully boring and not worth my recounting here.
Suffice to say, though, that I enjoyed tea and conversation with a friend this afternoon. And I invested hours this morning, trying to come up with The Perfect Titles for some works in progress. And this evening, I registered for Smithsonian lectures for the next few months. Topics of those lectures include Vermeer, Baseball Umpires, Glial Cells, Greek Archeology, and Mithridates. I’d like to think that shows a relative diversity of interests on my part 🙂 (The lecturer on Greek archeology is one of my favorites; he’s one of the few speakers I’ll pay to listen to for an entire day.)
Oh! Just to prove that I am a writer, I have an article in this month’s Romance Writers Report (the magazine published by Romance Writers of America.) The topic is "Coping with Crunch-Time" and it gives strategies for, um, coping with crunch-time (with deadlines for contracted works or contests or other writing-related crunches.)
And I posted my monthly post over at SFNovelists yesterday, discussing my take on New Year’s resolutions, of both the writing and general-life variety: http://www.sfnovelists.com/2010/01/04/day-late-dollar-short-or-how-i-make-new-years-resolutions/ (Feel free to drop by over there and comment – no registration necessary!)
Mindy, ready for dinner