Two quick things to tell you about this evening:
1. Detcon1, this year’s North American Science Fiction Convenion (i.e., the convention they have when Worldcon is overseas) has announced that Detcon1 Award for Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, and the folks who have memberships can both nominate and vote for the award. This is pretty neat; folks have been trying to get a YA Hugo on the ballot for a few years, to no success. This is a fine way to point out the importance of YA/MG to the genre.
As an aside, I’m intending to attend Detcon1, so if you’re around for it I will see you there. It looks like it’s going to be an excellent convention.
2. For the last several years Jim C. Hines has been talking about how much money he makes from writing fiction on a year to year basis; the 2013 installment of this series is now up. It’s a really good look for people interested in what a successful midlist spec fic writer can be doing financially, here in the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. Bonus: Laura Resnick, also a successful midlist writer, pops in the comments to share information on her own financial situation. More data! It’s good!