Am I ready? NOPE.
Will I be ready? NOPE!
It's always a blind panic leading up to these things. I'm never really prepared before an event. I kinda of just run with it and hope for the best...
Right now I'm still struggling to write a good blurb for Human so that readers will know that I'm not a one trick pony. A four trick pony? Whatever. It's so readers will know that I have new stuff coming out this year. I'm very close to giving up entirely and going with the crappy blurb I currently have.
I really don't like it. Much like the novel did, this blurb is kicking my arse.
In other news, my knee is doing really well. While there is still a fairly extensive bruise and the bruise is still quite painful to touch, the joint itself is functioning properly and is relatively pain free. I have walked fair distances without a brace and it hasn't been a problem.
I will start running with the brace some time this week. If I have time.
It doesn't look like I have the time, now that I think about it. Tonight I'm headed to a Def Leppard concert with close friends. Tomorrow I'm having a long overdue dinner with another close friend. Wednesday I'm playing tennis... which will be a good test of the joint, actually. Thursday is set up for ComicCon. Friday is ComicCon. So is Saturday. And Sunday.
Actually, I have not time to do much of anything. Not even go grocery shopping. This will be a problem.
Oh, and something lovely happened to me over the weekend. I went to On the Brink, a fabulous event in Ottawa that aims to highlight up and coming talent in the field of speculative fiction. I met up with the lovely folks of JenEric Designs for dinner beforehand and I was told that several of my readers (one of whom is Eric) had put in nominations for The Winter Wolf for this year's Aurora Awards.
A book requires a minimum of five nominations to appear on the ballot, and even then, only five books will appear on that ballot. That means that the five books with the most nominations will appear.
There is no way, given these parameters, that The Winter Wolf will be on the final voting ballot for the Aurora Awards, but I really, really, really appreciate the sentiment. It made me all fuzzy and happy inside.
I have the best friends and readers any author could ask for. Honestly.
Well, there's a thing. Never in a million years would I have guessed that I would be talking about my books and the Aurora Awards together.
This blows my mind.
Right, I have tonnes of work to do today, so I'm off to stare blankly at this stupid blurb until I weep in frustration.