Apr. 16th, 2018

marthawells: (John and Ronon)
I don't know why I'm so tired and stressed out. It's probably the weather, which became spring-like on schedule then abruptly got cold again, particularly in the evenings. It hasn't been cold enough to kill plants yet but it has made it hard to get my pond started. I keep having weird anxiety dreams. Last night I dreamed about trying to help another author and her husband at a large event, which was like a dream study in awkwardness and imposter syndrome.

I've got a second arthritis appointment on Thursday, and I hope I can get some medication or shots or something. My hand doesn't hurt much, but it's perpetually stiff, which is just weird.

I'm working on the final proof of Exit Strategy, the fourth and currently final novella in The Murderbot Diaries, and thinking about what I'm going to do next. Return to Dominaria seems to be going well, so that's good.

Oh, and The Murderbot Diaries has sold to a Japanese publisher, which is really cool. That means I'll have had books translated into eleven languages.

Still trying to get my brain around the Nebula and Hugo award nominations.
marthawells: (SGA Team)
Here's all the events I have scheduled so far this year:

* Signing for Artificial Condition at Murder by the Book May 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm in Houston, Texas. If you can't be there, you can preorder a signed copy (or any other of my books the store can order for you) and have the store ship it to you.

* Nebula Awards Conference May 18-20, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The mass signing on Sunday is free and open to the public.

* Comicpalooza in May 25-27, 2018 in Houston, Texas.


12:30 to 1:30 The Storytelling of Star Wars

2:00 to 3:00 Crafting the Perfect Sentence


2:30 to 3:30 Signing at the Murder by the Book booth in the Dealers' Room

4:30 to 5:30 Worldbuilding for Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas


12:00 to 1:00 Story Engineering

* ALA Conference June 21-26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

* ArmadilloCon August 3-5, 2018 in Austin, TX.
Major guests: Deji Bryce Olukotun, Holly Black, and Robert J. Sawyer

* WorldCon 76 August 16-20, 2018 in San Jose, California.

* I'll be the Special Writers Workshop Guest at FenCon September 22-23, 2018 in Irving, Texas.

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