There is no better way to celebrate one’s birthday than to pack and prepare for one’s first WorldCon. Our sister Kris is already in Melbourne, but Shane and I will not fly down to meet her until Tuesday. I am so looking forward to catching up with and making new friends, going to panels and sampling lots of Melbourne food, especially Peking duck and Korean barbecue.
Now for a Shahkara update: I finished the structural edits on the MS and I’m now going through a pile of about 200-plus bits and pieces of paper with little reminder notes like “change Kallee’s hair colour” or “make Shahkara more emotive on page 42”… stuff that I thought of when I was rewriting the story, but didn’t want to go back and change them straight away in case it suffocated my creative flow. Closer and closer. I wish I could work on my MS every day, not just weekends and holidays… Not many authors get that wish, so I had better be grateful that I can write on my weekends.