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Huh.

Totally did not realize that I'm listed on the author index over at The Locus Index to Science Fiction. That's kind of awesome. And a nice reminder that I really need to find more time for my writing, as there's only one little wee publication listed.

And I am trying to. Amidst the school stuff, which has also yielded some fun projects lately. I have two conferences I'm presenting papers at in the next few months: "Love and Other Monsters: Fantasies of Incest in Supernatural and Slash Fan Fiction" at the 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in March, and "Real People, Real Writers, and Imagined Realities: The Oscillating Roles of Actor, Character, Author, and Fan in Real Person Fan Fiction" at the 2009 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations in April.

Haven't really written either of those papers yet, however, so I'mma be a busy girl! It's fun busy, though. And I'm super-excited about the other papers being presented on my panels. For the Real Person Fan Fiction paper I'll be discussing the fandom surrounding the actors of the show Supernatural (do we sense a obsession theme here?), and there's someone presenting a paper called "Why We All Love to Hurt Dean Winchester: Fan Fiction as Self-Narrative Therapy." *insert fangirl flail here* I swear, that show and its fan community (of which I consider myself a part, and oooh, March also yields a fan convention in which I will see my beloved actors and fangirls!) is an academic goldmine. Fun, fun stuff.

I'm also working on course papers and beginning to think about my thesis. Incredibly stressful, but way more interesting than teaching tech writing, I can tell you that much. I'm excited about some of the ideas rolling around my head, and I hope to get down to some serious work this weekend. If I can squeeze in some time for some short story tweaking, that would be fabulous.

What are you all up to?

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