I spent yesterday at FlameCon, the Brooklyn-based queer Comic Con that just happened to be a 20-minute walk from my apartment. Unfortunately I couldn’t go on Saturday as well (because Olympic diving, duh), but Sunday’s program was really exciting.
Walking into FlameCon is a breath of fresh air, because you know going in that everyone will be a) queer (or queer-friendly) and b) geeky. Which, as a queer geek, basically means finding a couple thousand new best friends.
I wrote a post over at Open Ink’s Perspectives blog about the things I wish I’d been told when I first got offered a publishing contract:
If I could go back in time, I’d tell myself three simple things:
1. Stop procrastinating. No, seriously. Deadlines come faster than you’d think.
2. You will feel like a fraud at least three times a day. You’re not.
3. It’s okay to say ‘no’.
The post is titled Learning to Say No. Go check it out!
Yes, it’s the Olympics. No, I really don’t like sports. My dislike of most sports is well-documented. But I do enjoy watching sports that are highly technical and don’t involve teams or balls. Like gymnastics… and diving. It’s definitely my favorite sport at the Olympics, and after the really fantastic results of the men’s synchronized 10m platform event the other day, I got inspired.
So while I have a deadline fast-approaching for my contracted series… I maybe started writing something.