If you’ve followed me over at FanGirlConfessions.com, you’ll know I spent last weekend having the most amazing time in Los Angeles at Gallifrey One. I’m a major Whovian, so I got to basically spend some time with “my people.” I love the convention so much because it is one of the few places in the whole world where I truly feel like I’m home. Unfortunately, this means I’m usually crying as I leave the hotel because I have to say good-bye to all the wonderful folks I only get to see once a year.
And yes, this year, I cried. After all the hugs are given and the plane takes off, it’s hard not to – especially since I’m not sure I’ll be returning for a few years. I plan on going back to London next year and as international travel is not getting any cheaper, I’ll need to squeeze all of my pennies. Of course, I’m already thinking that I’ll somehow figure out how to make both happen. I’ve done it before. I miss everyone so very very much.
Fortunately, there is social media, though. I would be nuts without it. And I can always look through the photos and reminisce:
With that being said, Gallifrey One 2013 was the best yet (I say that every year, though). I actually did a bit of work this time around, handing out coupon codes and ribbons that promoted my sites. I also covered a NASA panel about extrasolar planets for DVICE and am going to be writing up two other panels from the convention: an interview with Farscape‘s Ben Browder (swoon) and (Not) Inspector Spacetime. I have to admit work never felt like so much fun.
Now that I’m home, though, I have turned my attention towards The Curse of Hekate. I re-wrote a scene yesterday and decided I still wasn’t happy with it. Why? I realized that I should have trusted my initial instincts and kept it as is. But before I re-wrote what I had already re-written, I ended up adding an additional scene that I had been toying with. So sue me! But I think it’s quite cool and takes place at Pere LaChaise Cemetery in Paris.
Meanwhile, I’ve reached out to a few publishers (mostly small) about getting Zeus, Inc. out to a wider audience. I will admit that I am torn on giving my work up to a publisher, but at the same time, I think a small publisher would still be on the same page as me, but still provide some valuable services that I need and free me up to have more time to write (because some times, it’s difficult to find that, as well as time to promote my work).
However, I will always write, now that I’ve discovered how much I enjoy it and that there are people out there who seem to enjoy it as well. I can’t tell you how excited I got when I was at the con and someone came up to me to tell me how much they loved Zeus, Inc. and couldn’t wait for the sequel. You are part of why I do what I do. The other part is that I can’t NOT do it.
So with that being said, I’m going to go do a bit more work on The Curse of Hekate outline. I’m finally getting it to make coherent sense without sacrificing the things that people loved about the first book (I hope).
In the meantime, here’s a photo of the TARDIS: