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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Wandering back towards awesome 
2nd-Apr-2010 09:00 pm
Alice: World of my own
Because I do not like to dwell in argh.

* Following the wave of recent "fucking/dating while feminist" articles, I have been asked to speechify on this very topic. Because I am a prominent Boston speechmaking pro-sex feminist. Apparently. Which I guess I am! I just didn't notice becoming one.

* Speaking of speeches, I had my first survivor speech since the Gala this week; I was nervous about it, as always, but it went very well. I think I've hit my stride as far as that sort of speech goes. It requires a lot - yes, even a lot more than you think it does, because it isn't just talking about something, but it's about connecting with everyone in the room, reading the mood and shifts of the audience, and continually recalibrating the speech on the fly to be the ideal speech for that group So yeah. Backwards and in heels. But I feel like I'm consistently doing well.

* I have a Notable Story. (Yes, the link to it is down; went down to make room for the April '10 fiction, and will hopefully be back up verra soon now, as they have been notified that oh hey potential award). If I make it to the Top 10 and it becomes voting time for the general public, I will let you know. Also the Rhysling nomination continues to make me happy.

* Cicatrix stuff just kept going in my brain on the way to and from work. So much writing gets done in my head walking down Mass Ave. To wit: Aaron was pretty much hiding right up til this week and suddenly it all clicked and he is a full person, not just a foil for Ash. I found the key and unlocked him, and personally some of the stuff I'm finding there takes my breath away. themaskmaker, you will love some of this. Next writing time is Monday, please gods let me get sleep this weekend so I can take advantage of it.

* kythryne is having an awesome sale. I cannot shop, as I'm saving my pennies for Explo, but you should.

* I have a stack of good books to read when I'm done reviewing Amazon Breakthrough Novel contestants (oh yeah, that's another busy-'song thing - reading and reviewing ~1,500 pages of middling-to-terrible writing in a scant few weeks). The new P.C. Hodgell, the new N.K. Jemisin - I cheated and read Geosynchron on the bus. I just can't read unbound manuscripts on the bus.

* Dancing tomorrow! And finally getting to see the boyfriend, who I've been missing acutely all week.
Comments 
3rd-Apr-2010 01:27 am (UTC)
please gods let me get sleep this weekend so I can take advantage of it.

I grok this sentiment completely, and wish I didn't. Still trying to learn how to be busy in a way which completes me AND doesn't kill me at the same time.
3rd-Apr-2010 01:58 am (UTC)
I've had a week, wrt sleep. First it's epic-snoring husband, then pain - never the same thing twice, but always leaving me hugely sleep-depped. And I only really get an hour, maximum, of writing time per day, and sometimes that gets used up by necessary decompression, and sometimes I'm literally stumbling home exhausted and cannot do anything but nap.

So. Really hoping to get caught up!
3rd-Apr-2010 05:28 am (UTC) - Thoughts
1) Congratulations on the Rhysling nomination.

2) I think some feminists get put off of sex by other feminists fucking men who treat women like dirt. Me, I just told the silly girls that if they really wanted to change how men behave with women, they'd stop rewarding men for bad behavior and start rewarding them for treating women like people. I mean, sheesh, if a guy is nice but not your type, you don't have to fuck him, but don't say Let's Just Be Friends. At least take him out to a movie and give him a hint that his approach might someday get him laid.
3rd-Apr-2010 12:36 pm (UTC) - Re: Thoughts
2) Lysistrata, y0.
4th-Apr-2010 10:54 am (UTC) - Re: Thoughts
"...but don't say Let's Just Be Friends. At least take him out to a movie and give him a hint that his approach might someday get him laid."

Oh, thankyou! Where were you 25 years ago, when I desperately needed the encouragement? =:o}

(OK, I was looking to get married rather than / as a wrapper around getting laid, but the same principle applies!)
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