This month has been A. LOT. There’s no other way to describe it, honestly. When life becomes a lot, there’s often nothing you can do about it except hold on, ride through, and hope you can figure out how to get some writing done while everything else is happening.
Many other writers would (and should) take a break from writing when faced with all the chaos and uncertainty I dealt with this past month. I find solace in maintaining my writing streak and keeping one element of my life somewhat steady, so I continued using daily prompts as a low stress way to take a break from writing while continuing to write regularly.
I also made progress drafting a new writing workshop about how to evaluate writing advice and decide what fits your life and what can be discarded. (Look for that in 2024.)
And I spent my time not stressing about life to stress about getting ready for DragonCon—which is happening right now!
If you’re hanging out around Atlanta, you’ll be able to find me at these fine panels over the weekend (schedule subject to change, as is the will of DragonCon):
- 11:30AM Stargate: The TV Movies and Beyond
- 2:30PM Coping Strategies in Military Sci-Fi Media
- 7:00PM It Was Kang All Along
- 11:30AM Mythology and Religion in the Worlds of Stargate
- 7:00PM BFFs in the MCU
- 8:30PM Firefly: It All Comes Out in the Wash
- 11:30AM Titans: Brother Blood
- 2:30PM Guardians: Rocket’s Story
I’m on exclusively fan-focused panels this year, though I’m sure I’ll discuss some writerly worldbuilding during the mythology and religion panel, and I’ll be talking about the importance of relationships in action stories while discussing Marvel friendships, and I’m already planning a little English 101 exploration of protagonists to lead off the panel on Rocket Raccoon. (They may be fan panels, but I always bring my writing game.)
If you are someone who follows me on the internet and are able to find me at DragonCon, don’t be shy about saying hello. I’m always happy to chat with fellow writers and nerds.
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