Well, I may as well have this on as background, given today’s writing subject…
Two Cardassian scientists are coming to the station to deploy a subspace relay on the Gamma Quadrant side of the wormhole, which will allow communication through the wormhole for the first time. Sisko goes over the security arrangements with Odo (the commander wants to make sure they feel like guests rather than prisoners, though Odo’s assigning guards to them is as much for the scientists’ safety from more militant factions opposed to the Bajoran-Cardassian treaty as it is anything else), the scientific data with Dax (who’s skeptical that the relay as designed will work), and, rather unintentionally, catering stuff with Quark, who finally has a use for the cases of kanar in his store room (though, to his chagrin, it’s gone bad in the years since the occupation ended).
For the first time ever, I am sort of involved in a Kickstarter project.
Editor Jean Rabe and a lineup of phenomenal female authors, including Janine Spendlove and Mary Robinette Kowal, have teamed up to bring you ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS, an anthology of original short stories about strong female main characters, written by some of the most talented female authors working today.
The Kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters just went live a few days ago, and already it’s close to hitting its first funding goal, which is utterly brilliant.
If (when) the project hits one of its major stretch goal milestones (the $24,000 mark) the editor will also commission a companion volume: APOLLO’S DAUGHTERS — an anthology of male authors writing stories about awesome female main characters.
I have proudly accepted an invitation to be one of those authors. So spread the word far and wide, my friends, and contribute to this Kickstarter. Because the world needs more great stories about great women.
Mirrored from davidmack.pro/blog.
I finished my final project for college tonight. All I have to do now is do a presentation in Advanced Composition tomorrow and this semester is over.
So, to celebrate, I dragged out one of my writing projects and began editing and adding some new scenes. It turned into a very nice evening spent writing, listening to Old Time Radio (mainly Rocky Jordan and Speed Gibson), and sipping on a nice dollop of Auchentoshan Select Single Malt. Almost 1000 new words on the document tonight and I’m making some big plans for a writing weekend (well, when I’m not listening to the Chiefs/Raiders game on Sunday).
As much as I’m enjoying my Master’s program, it’s good to be back working on my own writing projects. Going to be a very busy December/January for me.
Next semester, I’m taking a seminar in African literature and beginning the research portion of my thesis. When not working on those, I’ll be finishing up a few other projects I’m either committed to, or hope will be accepted, and doing my best to clear my slate for Fall 2014, when the only class I will have is Thesis II, which means lots of writing and rewriting to get the thesis ready to go to committee and then to defense.
Keep your fingers crossed.