I have never taken a cruise before. I'm not sure what to expect from this one, but I'm looking forward to it a lot. I've spent the last several days reading, line editing, and critiquing student manuscripts. I just hope everybody isn't too distracted by the tropical amenities and excursions to come to class. Things I intend to do: shop in Nassau, have drinks that come in coconut shells with little umbrellas in them, visit a white-sand beach. Things I do not intend to do: write, diet, use the ship's wi-fi, which costs seventy-five cents a minute. Well, maybe a little. But no blogging about the trip until I get home.
Also cruising along is the publicity for FLASH POINT, my YA novel that debuted November 8. Here is a piece about it on Mary Robinette Kowal's blog feature MY FAVORITE BIT, in which writers unbutton and talk about personal aspects of their writing. And yes--I DID clear this piece first with my sister! http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/nancy-kress-talks-about-flashpoint/