* Adina Senft talks about quilts and their stories and the background behind her upcoming The Wounded Heart, the first of three Amish novels, debuting this Fall. I’ve never tried quilting myself, but she sent me a sampler/potholder for the holidays based on one of the quilt blocks. An unusual way to own a little piece of this story.
* Laura Anne Gilman posts the cover art from her upcoming “collection” Dragon Virus (another one of those books that had an interesting road to publication). Now available for pre-order from small press, Fairwood.
* Over on Night Bazaar, Martha Wells talks about stealing time, how to wedge time for writing into your life any way you can, and how people will occasionally try to prevent you from doing that.
* Also on the Night Bazaar, Kameron Hurley talks about balance in a writer’s life. Or the lack thereof. So much of what she says I feel like I can apply to an agent’s life too, where my “day job” is what I think of as the office part of agenting (contracts, paperwork, marketing, etc) and the “writing” or creative part is reading for my clients or to find new clients and feedback related to that. I used to have a couple hobbies. They are so neglected right now… Curious to know what people do to find balance in their life.