December 27th, 2010


Moving slowly

It's nearly the end of the year and I want to do a whole Year in Perspective thing. Sit down and look at what I actually achieved and all that. But my brain closed for renovations some time last week and I can't make it reboot. Couldn't even figure out how to make a coffee about an hour ago in the kitchen. Working on TPP has grounded to a halt and I keep asking aloud whether I should be using the time to get ahead on the 12 Planets, mostly, or whether it's ok to just take the 4 days off. Since I don't much feel like working. Today it's going to be 40degrees. I really do just wanna sit in the quiet and sew.

Still, no matter what, TPP moves onwards. Yesterday Galactic Suburbia participated in a Mega Aussie podcast with crew from the Coode St Podcast, Bad Film Diaries and The Writer and the Critic. We sat around and reflected on 2010, its highlights and what we're all looking forward to in 2011. The podcast is available at Coode St Podcast.

And just in time for Xmas, Amanda finished the very shiny new eBooks for Sprawl, Bleed and The Company Articles of Edward Teach/The Angaelien Apocalypse. She spent a very long time learning all the ins and outs of ebookings and we now have them, and Horn, and in January we will have Above/Below, available for purchase in the Twelfth Planet Press E-Book Store in epub and mobi formats. They will also be available soon at Smashwords if that's your preference. And it's the plan to also release The Twelve Planets in ebook versions too. We'll have an ebook subscription soon.

I want to thank everyone for their support this year - thanks for buying the books, promoting the press, to all the people who help out behind the scenes and those who supported me along the way through the ups and downs. 2010 was a full on year but I think in all, I enjoyed it, for the most part.

ball of yarn

Quilting in 2011 Part 6

Quilt 6: Quilting Circle 2 Quilt
(not the most imaginative of names. I had in mind for it, and these were sort of the instructions, to be a French seaside vaudeville/art deco style. Not sure what the quilt will be named though).

Received 6 blocks completed by the quilting circle.
Completed: 6 blocks. Some of the borders.
To Do: finish the borders
Make 3 more blocks - choose the patterns, make templates and construct.
More borders. Sort layout and sew blocks into top.