December 31st, 2011

Goth marquise

Happy New Yar

Happy New Year to everyone in LJ land, and may your next year be filled with good things.

In other news, Locus very kindly asked me to participate in a podcast on the theme 'History is Not a Theme park' with swan_tower at World Fantasy, and it's now live here: http://www.locusmag.com/Roundtable/2011/12/marie-brennan-and-kari-sperring-in-conversation/

I had such fun recording this with Marie and our hostess K: they are fascinating people to talk to and we covered a lot of ground. Do listen: I think M makes some excellent points (I say 'um' a lot, and sound alarmingly Welsh-Herefordshire). We ranged from the nature of historical research to things done in the name of writing, to what we're working on now, to the perils of living with or near a working writer, to What Is History anyway. It's long, but I think it's worth it.

I don't make New Year Resolutions: I tend to be too punitive with them, so the marquis made me give them up a few years ago. But I hope that in 2012 we can go on having the high-quality debates and discussions here on lj about all sorts of things, and that everyone out there stays well, happy and comfortable.