Remember me…? I don’t blame you if you don’t. I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. Whoops.
I’ve been traveling a ton–I’m about to leave for Laos and Vietnam for two weeks. I just got back from Vail, Colorado, where I was at Sirens, a conference for women in/of science fiction and fantasy literature (click the link for some idea of the programming). It was my second year attending, and like last year I’m afraid the whole experience got my brain firing in seventeen new (and somewhat dangerous) directions. I’m trying to sit calmly on my ideas for a while to see which ones filter out as completely-crazy-heat-of-the-moment-fling ideas and which ones are actually worth sticking in the creative oven for further baking.
Talking thematically about science fiction and fantasy is really itchy for me. I read all over the board, but somehow sff tends to strike me as more important when I come away from it, or worms more deeply into my brain. This is a soft, unsupportable statement to make, I know. I don’t usually think sharply enough about anything I read to write coherently or worthily about it, but I sure like to listen to other people talk about it. And with sci fi and fantasy the talking goes on, and on, and on…
Anyway this is just a holding post re: where I’ve been. I hope for something smarter to grow out of my current thought bubble, but I still have to work through all the fragments in my head.
In the meantime, anyone been to Laos or Vietnam and want to leave me any recommendations?