For about a year, now, I’ve been working on a novel. (Science fiction for middle grade readers, if you’re curious.) And a few months ago, I set myself a deadline: I will have the first draft complete by the evening of 24 December 2019.
(What are my plans for Christmas Day? Oh, just flying to the United States for a whirlwind two-week trip to attend my best friend’s wedding.)
My day job gives me a great deal of time to write, but even so, I found Star Trek blogging took up a lot of time that I couldn’t necessarily spare. So, with season 2 under my belt, I’m going on hiatus for a few months.
I’ll still be around — podcasting at Antimatter Pod, sharing extremely important tweets on the Twitters, and if you have thoughts or feelings about gender parity in Star Trek novels, you should absolutely hit me up in the comments of that post. Or anywhere else, really.
(Unless you’re coming to tell me that there aren’t many women writing Trek tie-ins because women just don’t like science fiction. If you sincerely believe that, well, I feel bad for you, but on the upside, you’ve got whole decades of SF novels to catch up on.)
I will be back in early 2019 to blog about Star Trek: Picard, and may pop in before then to talk about books I’m reading and other whatnots.
The cat is out of the bag: No Award, my blogging home for the last few years, has been retired. Stephanie’s professional writing and other commitments have been taking off, and rather than let it decay into One White Lady’s Star Trek Blog, we agreed that it would would be better to close the door and move on.
Which is sad! Not least because now I don’t have Stephanie around to proofread all my blog posts.
On the other hand, it’s a chance to resurrect my personal blog, give it a shiny new domain name and appearance, and transform it into One White Lady’s Star Trek Blog.
Among other things. With No Award, we went for a specifically Australian focus, and generally didn’t review things unless we felt we could add something new to the conversation. Here, I’m more inclined to just … blog how I feel. I’ve made a commitment to myself to post at least once a week, so why impose artificial limits?
So later today, I’ll share a post I prepared earlier (the first in my series of Stuff You Could Watch If Disco Made You Want More Trek, But Don’t Feel Compelled Or Anything, I’m Not The Boss Of You posts). And I am absolutely trying to list my top 5 worst birbs, but it’s just so hard to choose between the magpie and the ibis, and yes, the entire country of Australia is wrong.
I’ve also added a ko-fi link to my sidebar. I don’t expect or require payment for blogging, but … look, I’m open to the possibility, and ko-fi seems like a low-stress, low-pressure way to make it an option. (Boy oh boy, are we glad we never got around to creating a Patreon for No Award!)