~ Selfies, Owl, Lots of Eye Contact. OWL! Pls boost ~ 

Spirit Island is a fun board game where you play as island spirits scaring away the colonizers, would recommend.

The audio version of my novella came out today from Clarkesworld. Take it with you on a long car trip, because it will take a while. clarkesworldmagazine.com/wade_

The Alameda march was small but passionate. We were lucky that we didn't hit a larger one, because the crutches were a hindrance. It felt right to take action.

We're headed out to the March for our Lives today. Even the daughter on crutches. I hope you guys are marching, too.

I'm trying to get ideas for programming for two conventions that I'll be attending this year. Given that I have just been working for over a week, it's proving to be tricky.

Well, I think with my illness and the start of my new job I dropped off the shop for a bit. I'll try to be back. The horrid illness is gone (it might have been flu, but we'll never know), and now I have a run-of-the-mill cold. And sprained ribs. At least the job is going well.

Despite being sick, I'm excited because I signed up for WorldCon in San Jose yesterday. The whole family will be going!

This bug I've got is a doozy. Went to urgent care this morning and now I have all kinds of medicine. I slept two hours after I got home, which is twice as much as I managed last night.

The good news of the morning is I know I actually got some sleep, because I had two dreams. I'm not feeling great, but it actually felt like a night's sleep instead of just some hours lying there coughing.

Well, I haven't been on here for a while. Christmas was good, and my parents have been in town. I got sick, though. I'm still miserable with cough and intermittent fever, and hoping it will go away soon.

A great thread on how shifting the deadline for Hugo Award registration impacts the poor.
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This is so epically tone deaf I don't even know where to begin. What about the people who WEREN'T, folks? What about the people who those of us wanted to take part that now won't get to? Holy moly. twitter.com/TheHugoAwards/stat
twitter.com/renay/status/94320

I just figured out who the protagonist of my next book is. I mean, I thought it was him, but it wasn't totally clear which of 4 POVs was the main one. That will help a lot.

I'm relieved to hear that Patreon has backed off its plan! Therefore, I'm going to tell all of you that I have a Patreon (patreon.com/JulietteWade), which supports and coordinates as a workshop with my YouTube show, Dive into Worldbuilding. The show talks about lots of different topics like economics, bathrooms, colorism, and birds, and features guest authors each month. youtube.com/channel/UCn3l9gt-G
Summaries of previous discussions can be found here: dive-into-worldbuilding.blogsp

dog language translations:

bark: bark
bark bark: very bark
bark bark bark: extremely bark
bark bark bark bark: omg so bark

So, I made this post about my awards-eligible fiction from 2017. Basically, it consists of the novella "Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth," which appeared in Clarkesworld Issue 127. dive-into-worldbuilding.blogsp

I'm so glad it's Saturday. I'm baking cookies. A lot of math catch-up for my daughter needs to happen, and I have French textbooks to review. I found a weird inconsistency error in my story but I think I've found a way to fix it without having to alter the story that has already received an acceptance.

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