It’s been over a month since I’ve posted here. And what a month it’s been! The most exciting part of this last month (for me anyway), was Tink. Tink was my aunt and uncle’s cat; they’re moving out of town and can’t take him with them. So we’ve taken him in. When they first got him, my then five-year-old cousin named him “Tinkerbell” because she thought he was a girl. That got shortened to Tink once her family realized he was a boy. My cat, Sasha, still isn’t very happy with this, but we’ve seen marked improvement over the last month (originally she would be hissing and growling when he was within about seven feet of her. Now it seems to be about three, and she doesn’t hiss and growl the entire time). They’re separated at night and whenever someone isn’t around (Tink stays with me all night). He’s an incredibly laid back cat and I love having him around.
In other news, I did not make the short list for The Realm Crowd Sourced Story Contest. But congratulations to those who did (and to the winner). My friend, Leanne C. Taylor-Giles, was someone who did make the short list; you can read her awesome entry here.
I’ve also had two book reviews published in my local paper, the Chronicle Journal. The first one was on June 9th, about The Last Unicorn graphic novel. The second one was today, about Kevin Hearne’s book Hexed. Neither one is available online at the moment (the Chronicle Journal hasn’t updated their book reviews on their website since early May), but I will post the links once I have them. Most likely that will be when the reviews appear on TBPL Off the Shelf, whenever that may be.
Speaking of Kevin Hearne, I also interviewed him for TBPL Off the Shelf. We talked about all things Iron Druid, including a bit about his new book, Shattered, which comes out this week. The interview went live on June 11th; you can find it here.
On the personal writing front, I’ve done a little bit more worldbuilding. I realized that Imezza wasn’t quite as ready to go as I thought it was, so I went back to that a little bit. It’s still by no means done, but I was able to fix a couple of spots that needed fixing. I think it’s now at a point where I can write some short stories, but that’s what I said last time, so we’ll see once I sit down with it. I’ve also spent some time working on a second world. It’s really shaping up in my mind, but right now I’m grappling with a few issues, so more on that once I’ve got them sorted out!
Finally, it was my birthday the other day. I had a really great time going out for dinner then playing Rock Band with friends.
All in all, this has been a busy but fun month! 🙂