So, it’s autumn now and things are sort of going OK. Yes, SARS-CoV-2 is still around (I didn’t expect anything else) but at least the kindergarten is not closed yet. I am working and working and working, trying to finish the latest rewrite of my fantasy novel before the shit hits the fan for the second time this year.
On the plus side, I attended (virtually of course) the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. It was marvelous. The masterclasses organized by Writing Excuses were indispensable while the conference sessions were a treasure trove.
I also got to know about a wonderful Canadian (but really, international) writing community called The Creative Academy for Writers. I so have a soft spot for Canada as I spent there some time as a child. So I joined. So far, that seems a very good decision.
And last but not least, I have a poem, “The mountain said,” out in Offshoots 15, a magazine published by the Geneva Writers’ Community of which I’m a member. So far so good. Let’s hope the winter will not bring a change for the worse.