Nightingale Songs and a whole lot of running

It’s happened! For those of you that don’t know, last year, released a book titled . He also ran a short story contest which I entered and was a finalist. Today, my story, “Memory of Justice” was released as part of a mini-anthology called , available on Amazon. It’s free for a limited time.

I’ve been revising Alacia, hoping to get it done before WorldCon, but that doesn’t look too likely. Dreams of the Elder Gods is done, more or less, however, so it should still be a profitable trip. I’ve also decided to make Alacia into a YA. I think it fits into that bracket quite nicely, but it just can’t be done by the end of the month. I need to add a second POV to give it a sense of urgency that the current draft is lacking. I’m already partially done with that, but the hard part is still to come. The ending is no where near done, though. I still hope to have it done by World Fantasy in November. There is a very very small chance I’ll also get Soul of Humanity done by then, but I doubt it. We’ll see.

My first draft to my Writer’s of the Future entry is done, though the second half of it is severely lacking in description. That’s nothing new for my early drafts though, and I imagine I’ll smooth out the rough edges this week.

In addition to writing, I’m running in the Dallas 13.1 in October and the Dallas Marathon in December. I’ve started training in earnest. Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Gama, that’s almost 40 miles in all. That sounds like a blast! I’ll bet you’re doing it just for the heck of it.” The truth is, that’s not the reason. This is part of a fundraiser to provide clean water to a community in Uganda. $50 is enough to provide clean water for a person for life. Of course, any donation helps. Once again, I know what you’re thinking. “Gama, that’s great! I would have to be a horrible person to not help with this.” I agree, but the good news is you don’t have to be a horrible person. You can go and donate. See, it’s that easy to not be a horrible person.

That’s all for now. WorldCon is in Chicago August 30 – September 3rd. I expect my next post will be after that.

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