Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Since I can't sleep anyway...

...I guess I might as well update this blog.

One of the little touted third trimester joys of pregnancy is the inability to sleep well, or with any regularity. So, as I sit here staring at my computer despite wishing to have gone to bed two hours ago, I thought I might as well update the blog.

I don't have a ton of news unfortunately. I think I mentioned in my last update that I was starting a major translation project, and indeed said project is taking up the majority of my time these days as I push to finish it by the deadline.

My two week road trip went well, despite being super pregnant for the duration, and Corey and I had a wonderful time visiting friends and exploring Ontario (more details can be found on my pregnancy blog but, fair warning, there are lots of details about pregnancy in that entry).

I only have one more month of this whole producing a new human thing left, and then the human will join us on the outside and I will no longer be the sole person responsible for its well being. That is both exciting and terrifying.

I did make a fair bit of progress on my revisions for Traitor's Hope before starting this translation project, but haven't worked on it at all since August 1st. I will get right back to it as soon as I'm done with this translation and hope to get it out before the end of October (in time for ComiCon) if I can. But I'm cutting it super close, and the arrival of Speck may throw a serious wrench in the works. I'm trying to remain at peace with that fact.

In super cool news though, I should have some more original artwork by the exceedingly talented Juan Carlos Barquet in a few weeks for Traitor's Hope. It feels a little weird getting cover art before I've finished the major revisions for the book, but I want to have the artwork ready so that as soon as I'm ready to use it's there for me and I can get this book out.

And, if nothing else, having it will inspire me to keep working on Traitor's Hope until it's ready for the world, because Juan Carlos' art is nothing if not inspiring.

I think that about covers things for now. I am going to try to put myself to bed and see what happens. Here are some photos from the road trip for your entertainment.

Sunset as we returned to Manitoba on the last day of our trip.

One of the most delicious tacos I've ever had, if you're ever in Sudbury head to Tuco's Tacos you will not regret it.

Kyle the budgie, visiting my head while I work on my translation project in Toronto at our friend's house.

Corey and I looking out at Ottawa from the top of the Peace Tower.

The library in parliament 

The changing of the guard in Ottawa (humorous because it has only ever existed as a tourist attraction, and has never been an actual guard change)

Kakabeka Falls

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