There and Back Again The 2018 SASMARS Conference was a success and I’m safely home and back at work (though I still need to finish typing up the minutes of our general meeting). The “Rememberer of gods and kings” paper went really well and I hardly tripped over words (trust me, that’s a new one!).Continue reading “Writing Update August 2018 – Part 2”
Thanks to a bout of simply awful flu I completely lost track of time over the past three weeks! Well, let’s just say an anti-viral and anti-biotic later and I’m finally free of whatever it was that I had. (Thanks to having chronic pain I didn’t realise I was getting ill, so it took aContinue reading “Writing Update – August 2018”
Being all academic As usual, the days are simply speeding by at breakneck speed with me trying my best to hold on and get everything done that needs to get done! This includes actually finishing my paper for August’s Medieval conference before the end of the month… (The trick is not to get side-tracked byContinue reading “Writing Update: July 2018”
Well, May and June turned out to be very good months when it came to publication! Publications My short story, “Pandjieswinkelgoed”, appeared in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur and this was the first print magazine short story that I’ve sold. Huzzah! I now also have two article on The Mighty under my beltContinue reading “Writing update: June 2018, part 2”
Can you believe we’re in the thick of autumn here in the southern hemisphere already? Although, I’m already working on July mags at work, so my mind is a bit split in two and apparently have decided that it’s June. (Mostly because I worked on weekly mags for 8 years and my brain seems aContinue reading “May Writing Update – Fiction, Camp NaNoWriMo, and an Academic Paper”
I think someone went and pressed the “fast forward” button on 2018. Days are flitting past faster than I can keep track of, it seems, not to mention not being able to keep up with all the projects I have in mind for the year! Alright, the only project that I 100% have to finishContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo & Other Bits and Pieces”
Well it’s been a week of horrible news, natural disasters, and much else, but I’d rather not focus on that right now. I’ve always used writing as a kind of outlet to work through – let’s just call it “stuff” – and this week was no different (which also kind of explains the story “AContinue reading “Writing Update: flash fiction, grave robbing, courses, and outlining”
August was such a whirlwind that I didn’t get much done fiction-wise except my fiction for Patreon (titled “The Tower of Scattering Winds”). I did, however, finish an article for the Speculative Grammarian which I started a while ago. (Speculative Grammarian is a satirical linguistics journal. It’s extremely entertaining if you’re interested in linguistics andContinue reading “Writing News & Plans for September”
I’m writing this (for the most part) at Mont Fleur in Stellenbosch where the SASMARS Conference for 2016 was held from 25 to 28 August.
And before I know it, it’s mere days before I hop onto the plane to the Western Cape and the medieval conference!