Hi ya’ll, sorry for the radio silence from me. It’s been a bit of a hectic time as school has ramped up in addition to everything going on in my own life. I plan on adding more to my How to Write series, but unfortunately it’s been pushed to the side as I get my thesis done.
But hey, big news too! My first novella, In The Desert, is scheduled for publication May 4th! You can check it out here where it’s coming out as an e-book 🙂
What else has been going on in my life? Well…
Thesis has been stressful, as I imagined, mostly because I wish we had an extra three months of rehearsal but that’s just a normal theatre mood. I’m excited to be able to show my mom, who’s driving from home, and my friends, who have suffered through me talking about it for the last few months. It’s called Tabletop Rejects Club and it’s about a group of friends who escape the drama and difficulties of college life through playing Dungeons & Dragons. The fun part is that dice and chance actually play a role (har har) in what happens. Certain points are rolled for, like in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, and that means every performance could be different.
Of course, with my luck we’ll get the same exact show every night, but I’m hoping we won’t. (That’s a joke because no two theatre performances are the same because #livetheatre.)
And alongside that, thesis means graduation which means graduation plans. I’ve applied around and I’m still applying and soon, hopefully, I’ll have more good news to share! Right now my resume is swimming around the internship and job circles so cross your fingers for me. Or if you’re looking for a clever writer who likes D&D and bad puns, hit me up.
Now really I just added “mini-vacation” because I needed a third word that ended in -tion but I did get to go to Wondercon and I had an amazing time! It really is super validating to see so many other people who are into the same “weird” and “nerdy” things that I like. I’m sad that I didn’t get to see an author I really like — she was there when I wasn’t — but there will be more cons.
It also reaffirmed my dream of being invited to cons as a guest. Getting paid to walk around a comic convention? YES PLEASE.
Stay tuned for more updates and more tips on writing and leave a comment if there’s anything you want me to cover!