What Goes On–Nebula Congrats

It’s been just about a week since I’ve been online, and what happens while I’m gone?

Nebulas. That’s what. Again, there are people I know, whose work I’ve read and respected. There are former VP’ers, and there are even some friends. You guys, as the saying goes, rock. I wish you all luck, although quite frankly, there are a lot of good writers all in the same category. You can’t all win, except on Writer Tamago, where each and every one of the candidates has already won the Nebula. I’m just sayin’.


What else? Well, ladies and gents, I’m going to have to continue to make some hard choices. I guess when you’re managing classes for 336 students and supervising some 35 people, your life is pretty busy. All the teacher work is now going home. I’ve also decided to really ramp up my exercise and my nutrition planning, because that’s not where it should be. And I’m teaching a writing class, which basically means I’ve resumed the English teacher vow of taking a stack of papers every where you go.

You may have noticed that I’ve been on line less. That’s why. It’s not lack of interest, but as it is, I am really having to carve out writing time, and that’s gotta take priority, else I’m just hanging ’round and posing.

I know. Your lives will go on. I miss you and the journal just the same.


I’ve gone back to being my own personal chef and trainer, and I’m paying a great deal of attention to my water intake and my fruit and vegetable intake. I schedule a whole week of menus and exercise at a time. And that also takes time.


But, in a fit of contrariness to the get in shape thing, I just bought Bakerella‘s cake pop book. Because a cake pop is tiny and creative. I look forward to making them for you.


I have to finish my series on writing from the gamerverse, as well as uploading blasts from the pasts from my old journal. And coming up RIGHT NOW, right after this post, is a post for novelists, and some of you who might be feeling Nebula envy.

I’m not, by the way. The universe has enough delights for all of us. And we do not get to choose. We can only receive what comes our way with gratitude, and show our friends the generosity of genuine happiness when their delights come to them.

Woah. Zen powers, activate! Back in a minute.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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