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Since the contract has arrived safely in my mailbox – I can make the announcement now: Wolf At The Door will be published by Gerakbudaya and will be available in Malaysia and Singapore…soon.
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Did a DW clean-up and re-organization. If I unsubscribe you, no offence. Interests, beliefs and thoughts have diverged.

Subsequent posts will be filtered/friends-locked. Unfiltered posts will only be general updates etc.
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Taking out the painkillers for today. Uterus is rebelling.

And happy birthday to the spouse!
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It's so warm today I didn't mind standing under the (lukewarm) showers. Outside right now, as the day edges towards evening, the sky is a blue-white, with fierce sunlight making sharp shadows on walls and the construction site next to my apartment block.

It would seem we stand at the threshold, at a liminal moment - perhaps the summer is reaching its peak and we see the wheel of the year turning. At the moment, it is painful and terribly warm - the chinwags talk about global warming. I say we stand at the gates; the choice is ours to step through.
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I am going back to work again. In the same school. Only a different subject.

But, at least, it's work.
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If you are reading this, the Rider books need some help. If you want to read Chaser, you need to convince my publisher that it’s worth publishing (sales matter!)


This series has suffered from poor sales. In Singapore, I have reached a dead end. It is effectively dead in the water. Lack of marketing and obscurity sometimes can kill a series in the tracks and consequently the author suffers.

Also, if you can suggest ways to help me keep the Rider books afloat, please tell me. Perhaps it would be too ambitious for me to wish that big name auhors are my friends and could help me signal boost the books. Wishful thinking on my part.

So, please signal boost if you can. I just can’t let this series die on me. I don’t have any klout in sff, so I couldn’t wish for anything. But my Riders books are my babies. So to hoping for a better future.

https://awolfstale.wordpress.com/the-rider-trilogy-ya-sf/

(If Amazon is too fiddly and formatting wonky, try Gumroad)

Back.

Jun. 26th, 2016 01:43 pm
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In Singapore.

Jet lag is quite something.
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Tomorrow night (well, midnight-ish), I am going to get on a plane and fly out of Singapore. Three months ago I made a similar journey. The same transits, only a different destination. That destination now has become a pleasant memory, where I met friends, made new ones and came into my own. That place now, Orlando, is now a place of grief. I stand in silence and solidarity with those affected, because I also see hope too. Real allies are standing up. We are not alone.

So, tomorrow’s flight will ultimately bring me elsewhere where the summer reminds me of a Perth, Western Australia winter. It will definitely be another journey of sorts – and I need the break.

I am not sure how many people will read this. But yes, I am going to get on a plane. Wish us safety, wish us joy, wish us the smoothness of flights.

Take care, everyone
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We stand united in love and unity against such hate, such loathing.
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The niggling suspicion that SEA people in SEA are actually treated like flies in the peripheral: “Shut up lah, you are not included/worth.”

That’s how I perceive SEA sff writers from SEA being treated/perceived. The “lah” is my pidgin coming in. :P

But then again, that’s the USian and UK mentality. Hard to shake off the feeling that we are still exotic.

How do I express my frustration at being condescended at?

US culture wars want us to kvetch, rant and scream, then they hear our pain and think “it’s cool”.

Pain is not performative, in the long run. Hate is not performative, in the long run. It gets goddamn tiring. I do not want to perform my pain in front of you, like a side-show freak.

I don’t think you would advocate for me, because all I see are people throwing people under the bus. No respect, no care, no love.

I don’t think POC in US will speak for us. I don’t think they ever think we exist. That’s the fault of their geography.

So, SEA people in SEA, let’s support each other, lift each other up

Am ok.

May. 30th, 2016 01:55 pm
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Writing.

Planning.

At least, I can work on Sun Dragon's Song.
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1. Still alive.

2. Second last day of work today.

3. I am emotional.

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