So, last week I spent five nights at a 20th floor AirBnB condo in Ottawa, ON. Why? Strictly to get cracking on the new book, get a lot of work done at once, and if possible, ride that momentum forward. I’m thrilled to say: achievement unlocked. I did four weeks’ worth of work in four days, and have managed to write every day since my return on Friday. It’s exciting, even if it’s scary as hell. I made some major changes and now, once again, I’m not 100% sure how my book ends! I guess I could plot it all out but…eh, we’ll find out when we get there. Yay, adventure!
The guest on GET LIT this week is Thea Lim. We talk about her first novel, also short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, An Ocean of Minutes. Incredible book and a great conversation! She was amazing. If you are a fan, she’ll be doing TWO events in Hamilton this weekend (April 11 -1 4) including one I’ll plug because it’s mine. If you’re in the Hamilton area, you should come to this incredible event – Saturday April 13 at 9 pm.
Confronting the Apocalypse
In worlds devastated by disease and destruction, what does it take to survive? Resistance, resilience, rebirth, and the enduring, fearless power of hope shape post-apocalyptic tales by Larissa Lai (The Tiger Flu), Thea Lim (An Ocean of Minutes) and Waubgeshig Rice (Moon on the Crusted Snow). Hosted by Author and CFMU Presenter Jamie Tennant. (That’s me.)
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Otherwise, enjoy this week’s show!