This weekend was supposed to be a Kymeras escape weekend (minus Sean Zio), so we could plan our set for the Boudicca show (National Arts Centre, January 20. Be there or be square!)
But events move quickly, sometimes. My car blew up. Then the lovely Ruthanne Edward is down for a few days. As far as I know, Kathryn Hunt is still intact, although a bit stressed with final preparations underway for the Ottawa International Writers Festival (totally worth checking out!)
So things change quickly and now instead of being away at a cottage retreat creating a set around a warrior queen slaughtering Romans, I'll be staying home. The car won't be ready until tomorrow, and Roomy already has a full slate of pony plans, so she's busy. (Last week we swapped the pony and writing rooms, to give her more room and give me more light, so she has many ponies to unpack. She's going to count them, too, so that should be entertaining. She says almost 500, I say more than. We'll see...)
Anyway, this weekend can also be seen as a blessing. I have lots of work left to do on Destiny's War, and now's the time to get some done! Plus I get to rehearse my two storytelling sets for Con*Cept. I'll be telling my first show in French,, so it's a bit nerve-wracking. And I'm not quite sure why, as it IS my maternal tongue. Go fig.
So it promises to be a relaxing weekend in the writing room, with occasional outings to visit Kymeras and make sure Roomy wasn't killed by falling pony castles. Not to mention upping the word count - that deadline is coming up, fast!
Happy weekending, everyone!