- Igraine’s Flight‘s cover is finished!! Thank you so much to Patty G. Henderson and especially, especially, especially, to Juli D. Revezzo for creating the cover and dealing with me in my glorious cover-making newbiehood. The back and forth with Juli during this process has me pretty sure that authors maybe shouldn’t be involved in the process. (“I want this scene, and all this action, and all these things going on, and all these people, and and and . .. oh, wow, that’s exactly how I asked for it. It’s awful. Can you do something different?”) I’ve got one more pass to go through with the e-book before I upload it and release it, but that will be happening before the month is over (must finish before November!)
- NaNoWriMo is coming!!! So, I’ve re-signed* up, this time with my actual name so that people can find me more easily and know that it’s me. If you want to be buddies, go ahead and add me. I’ll be using finding and adding buddies as a procrastination technique during my next weekend when I should be editing instead, so don’t surprised if I hunt you down.
- I’m toying around with the idea of a new blog series here, exploring story-telling as a way to explore oneself, one’s place in the world, and the language one uses, as well as exploring how different words applied to our story might lead to a different story altogether — which is one understanding I use constantly to help keep myself engaged with empathy and compassion. Because I don’t like to speak for other people, this will be an extremely personal series: I want to talk about how it is for me, how I understand these things, how this approach has helped shape how and who I am. As it will be personal, I’ll be talking about a lot of personal things. Not because I think I’m great, but because I think we should all have the freedom to tell our own stories, damn it. I’ve already begun writing it, though I don’t think I’ll have any of it published before December (because, you know. NaNoWriMo.)
- Keeping it real: the idea of Vishnu makes me cranky. The idea of Poseidon having a connection with Vishnu makes me cranky. Especially the idea of Poseidon having any sort of a connection with Krishna makes me supercranky. Krishna is all “yay people, humans yay!!” and I’ve gotten invested in my understanding of Poseidon, which is that while he doesn’t hate people, he doesn’t like us better than other creatures. And I don’t know that Krishna being “yay people!!” really challenges that, because he could be as much “yay ______!” And, if I’m honest, Krishna is way popular, and while more and more people are talking about worshiping Poseidon than what used to be the case, I’m still a bit invested in having a less-popular god as my primary god. And that makes me cranky, too. To which I say, with love and compassion and empathy, get over yourself, Jo. No, I still haven’t cracked open the purana that I have out from the library. Cranky Jo is cranky over Vishnu. And still Poseidon says, “Okay, but maybe just read the first essay?” *mutter*
edited because punctuation changes everything.