A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, in my little corner of the blogosphere…
Have you ever time traveled?
It’s definitely been a time-travel kind of week for me. It began with the news of two deaths, and much contemplation and remembrance of the treasures that remain after the passing of the lives that offered them. And then there was:
- Traveling to the Globe Theatre on 29 June 1613, with characters who are contemplating traveling to the far-distant future, as I revise my fantasy novel, Chameleon’s Dish.
- Traveling into the future, and, at the same time, Spock‘s past, while drafting my fan fiction duology novel of his childhood, Perchance to Dream.
- A Stream-of-Consciousness Saturday post with the theme ‘time’…
- And then, at week’s end, a visit to the Sterling Renaissance Festival, to explore a fanciful, somewhat anachronistic sojourn into Europe’s past, and my own, as I got the chance to reconnect with a friend I hadn’t seen since my wedding almost 17 years ago!
I’m tired – that was, after all, a LOT of time traveling for one week! I have new pictures on my camera; but I’m going to share images from the last time we attended the festival, five years ago, when the kids were much smaller people than they are today.
Recently at shanjeniah:
Welcome to My Sunday Summary August 10, 2014: A change of Sunday focus; writing, revision, Shakespeare, a peek into my plans, Gretchen Wing celebrates 20-somethings; Eileen Anderson explores ways to know if your dog is enjoying your petting; and this video debunking some misconceptions about pit bulls.
- Zucchini + Condoms = Sexual Empowerment: My entry for the World Sexual Health Day 2014 Writing Contest. How and when we approach sexual topics can deeply affect our children’s lives, in ways that go deeper than sex.
- The Happiest Human on Rigel 10: Trip and T’Pol don’t let a little thing like captivity get in the way as they explore passion from both human and Vulcan perspectives.
- Snippet based on the Star Trek:Enterprise series pilot, Broken Bow, Part 1.)
- Terran Time in a Vulcan Life: This week’s SoCS prompt, inspired the end of a scene in my drafting project, Perchance to Dream.
- A Huge Stretch: In which I go way outside my comfort zone, in several ways – oh, and do some writing, too.
- A Diffused Stretch: In which I allow deep feelings to be as they are, and writing, revising, and hometending ensue.
My focus for August and September is on revising my time-travel fantasy novel, Chameleon’s Dish, set in the 1612-13 London area. I’m also drafting another WIP, Perchance to Dream, a Star Trek: TOS/ Enterprise fanfiction novel,which is the second half of a duology, And then there’s the ever-present homeschool administration – ’tis the season for masses of reporting and testing requirements.
- For Coffee and Conversation, I’ll be contributing a post to Rose B. Fischer‘s Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge with reflections on loving someone with a serious physical disability.
- WIPpet Wednesday will host an excerpt from my Story a Day May exploration, The IDIC Romance – I’ll be picking up where I left off last week, with the seventh installment of Tigress T’Pol”. Trip and T’Pol surrender to a moment of shared intimacy, but where will it lead?
- And for Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), I’ll be doing just what the title suggests – writing a stream-of-consciousness post on the weekly prompt.
- ROW80 Updates: Sunday and Wednesday are my days for updating my goals progress for A Round of Words in 80 Days.
In the Wilds of Internet-Land:
- I Quit Liking Things on Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity: Elan Morgan slips the bonds of the liking algorithm, and shares what she learned along the way.
- And, on the other side of the coin, Mat Honan‘s I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me explores the algorithm from the opposite angle, with surprising results.
T’Pol is not a fan of time travel, or smoking, either, for that matter. Doing things that the Vulcan Science Directorate has determined impossible makes her a little tense…
- More writing and revising, more homeschool testing, even more decluttering and hometending…and some important conversations.
- Annalise and I went to a diner late at night- something she’s been wanting to do for a long time. It was delightful!
- I completed my blogpost for the World Sexual Health Day writing contest, hung out with an old friend, got a great workout, and time-traveled.
What’s been going on with you lately? Got any plans for the coming week?