Daruma (Personal Writing) Update: Well, the Aurora Awards were last Saturday night. My story, Breathe, which is published in the anthology Prairie Gothic, didn’t win. But the slate of short stories was strong this year and I am just honoured to be nominated with such a strong slate. This is the third time I have been nominated, twice for my own work, and I know I will be nominated again. Until then, congrats to all the nominated authors and creatives and a big congrats to all the winners. You can find the list of the winners at the Prix Aurora Web Page.
The work on my ghost story continues, but I had to back up a bit and do a bit of retooling before continuing with the draft. But I am on track to completing the first “discovery” draft by early next year (Q1). This will be early enough for me to do a round of edits before sending this out to some beta readers. Cross your fingers. My Daruma doll wishes are coming true.