Friday, July 29, 2005

I will be in Scotland soon and am looking forward to meeting the other science fiction and fantasy writers in the world. I'm also looking forward to eating Haggis.

Sometimes you take a journey for reasons you don't entirely understand. I have waited for three years to return to Scotland. I was there once before but it was a bit of a blur tour. This time will be different.

You'll know I'm back when you see the photos start showing up here. I'm off now to prepare for the adventure.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Packing for a Con--Don't forget the Umbrella

I love science fiction and fantasy cons (conventions). Once you're there, they're lovely with lots of things to do and lots of people to meet. What you do is totally up to you.

I'm preparing to go to Worldcon in Scotland and am going through the usual: I've made sure my passport is up to date and have prepacked a folder with my hotel reservation, my con membership, my airplane tickets, and such. I'm also trying to figure out clothes as right now I'm experiencing a heat wave at home. The last time I looked at the weather in Scotland it said in the 60s F. So I'll bring along some sweaters and a jacket. Oh, and an umbrella.

I was looking at the program online and trying to plan what I'd like to attend. I saw Light Saber Making, but was disappointed that I'm not young enough to be part of the youth program and make my own light saber. Actually I have one--I got it as a mother's day gift. I think everyone should have a light saber, an hour or so of light saber practice and you'll feel better about everything.

I am going to keep a Con Journal and will be posting when I can to tell you all about my adventures at Worldcon. I'm also planning to take some pictures and share them here.

Ta ta


Friday, July 15, 2005

Welcome to The Writing House!

"Writing is the breathe of my life. I write because not to write means not to live. It is the truest and bravest expression of freedom in the world. "
- Susan Hanniford Crowley

I invite you to express your truest feelings about writing. We can discuss writing for a healthier self, writing for freedom, writing to get published and the publishing world, how to cope with rejection, etc. I could go on and on. Please, don't post anything you're not willing to give away. This is a venue for discussion and not publication. And please, please, keep it clean and be thoughtful of the others that share this blog with you.

Thank you and welcome!