serenaede asked: How stable of a career would you say being an author is?
Try balancing a soft-boiled egg on its tip. Don’t use sand or salt, don’t crack the eggshell. Just balance it, and then take your finger away.
bookishrealms asked: My mum is scared because she checked out my search history and there was some really weird stuff there from when I was doing research for my novel. She's doubtful that research for writing should be this suspicious (eg. what would happen if someone disposed of a corpse in space), even for speculative fiction. Could you please assure that this is normal for writers?
This is normal for writers. Novel research will take you down strange alleys and peculiar byways.
This is also normal for people who don’t write. You go places and wonder and wander on the web because you are curious and because you are alive.
booksweresaferanyway asked: Do you still use this tumblr? For some reason, it doesn't seem like much is going on here right now. It would be sad to see this blog die.
I’m on a Social Media Holiday until the end of May.
I wanted to explore being bored, and silence, and the inside of my head, and to write a little more and interact a little less. But I just did a week back on Twitter, and I thought I’d come back tonight and just wave on Tumblr and let everyone know I was still alive. (I am still alive. I am waving. Look, I am waving at you.)