This past week the kids had off from school, so our family headed to a cabin in the wilds of Wisconsin. No internet, no cellphone signal ... perfect. I didn't even burden myself with, "I should be writing a lot." It was the perfect way to get out of my own head and unwind. I enjoyed the autumn splendor, went for long walks in the woods, and read two books. Now I'm back and feeling less stressed and more connected, in a good way!
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I have a short story in the next issue of F&SF, available at fine bookstores on November 1st. My inner 13-year-old is SO happy right now!
And I've been preparing for readings at a couple of big events coming up.
Next Sunday I'll be performing at WordBrew, an annual showcase for Minnesotan F/SF writers. It's always a great time. Check it out if you're in town!
(This is an excerpt from the Aswiebe's Market List newsletter. The full newsletter can be read here: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.