The weather’s turned all awesome up here in Boston, so I’m loving the chance to abandon my awesome winter coat for something a little more summery. And I’ve spent all day listening to this sometimes sublime, sometimes ridiculous (and sometimes Sublime) gigantic summer playlist, which may be worth a listen if you are optimistically gazing in the direction of shirtsleeve weather.
Despite my disappearing into edits last week, I’ve produced some cool things you might like to read:
- Over on Aidan Moher’s blog, I rant for a while on why the Mahabharata is one of the coolest stories ever and why everyone, but most especially fantasy fans, should read it. Previous posts in this vein included my praise of Journey to the West and of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
- In a slightly more sober note, I attempted on Operation Awesome to encourage writers everywhere to think carefully about their writing on a sentence-by-sentence level. Slower, yes, but it pays dividends.
- It’s now official—I’ll be talking with the redoubtable Ethan Gilsdorf about fantasy and literature at the Newburyport Literary Festival on the 27th. Cool stuff! Drop by if you’re in town. Should be fun.
And this morning I started work on a Craft Sequence novella that has me full of wicked glee. I can’t wait to tell this story sometime in the next couple days.
Hope y’all are well!