Friday I piled far too many shoes into my little Civic and trundled down
to my local Steampunk convention, Nova Albion in San Jose. They took a
hiatus last year so it was nice to have it back again, for one thing, I
can take many shoes. And hats. And...
with soup and fish; hock and calaret with roast meat; punch with
turtle; champagne with whitebait; port with venison; port or burgundy
with game; sparkling wines between the roast and the confectionery;
madeira with sweets; port with cheese, and for dessert, port, tokay,
madeira, sherry and claret.”
~ Daniel Pool
(Never forgetting that after dinner the ladies left the gentlemen to their brandy.)Oh, what a lovely piston you have there!
was fun! Hats and shoes were worn, outfits malfunctioned, panels were
postulated, liquor was drunk. You know, as happens at these things. I
wish I had time for a fully detailed day-by-day report but frankly, my
dear Gentle Reader, you probably don't care. You can see all the outfits
and more steampunk fashion over on Retro Rack
Paneling in a silly hat.
see, my week pretty mostly (metaphorically) caught on fire and I lost
two days of writing time, three days of blogging, most of my sanity, and
all my good humor as a result. It's practically impossible for me to
write comedy when grumpy ~ fancy that? If I'm not careful I might start
killing off all my characters George R. R. Martin style, and then where
would we be?
worry about the current book, I have backups for my backups and I
didn't lose anything, except those two days when I should have been
writing and instead was dashing about madly in 100 degree weather like a
slowly frying chicken with her head cut off. You see, as I leave for
France in 10 days and a have am million things do do before then, I can
ill afford lost writing time right now. Guess who will be typing away
Saturday night and most of Sunday? Yeah, the joys of being self
employed. Oh dear, now the grump is leaking into my post, I do
apologize, my dear. I should probably go now.GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .She had this parasol hooked into an egg beater handle thingy and it spun when you cranked it!
(I refuse to fight LJ for the next hour to get it faced properly, sorry, no time)Your Infusion of Cute . . .Me and the Bad Boys of SteampunkYour Tisane of Smart . . .Etsy Steampunk iPhone $350Your Writerly Tinctures . . .Be Your Own Book DoctorPROJECT ROUND UPWaistcoats & Weaponry
~ The Finishing School Book the Third:
Writing rough draft. Pipped by key problem.Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013
.Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless
) Available serialized through YenPlus
. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Begin rewrite in 2014.
Japanese cover of Etiquette & EspionageQuote of the Day: