This is proving a busy month for me as I finish up my last full semester of graduate school (I'll be doing a brief residency in Lisbon in July as well to fulfill the final requirements). I defend my thesis novel on April 23rd, Shakespeare's 450th birthday, and I have a couple of short papers to write, but otherwise, come the 30th, I'm done.
Upcoming travel includes WisCon over Memorial Day weekend. Greatly look forward to getting back there after we've not been able to attend for several years. I'll be back at the Sycamore Hill workshop in North Carolina in June, then the aforementioned Lisbon trip in July, and then no more travel that I can think of until the World Fantasy Convention in Washington, DC in October.
On the writing front I've got several stories in process but am mainly concentrating on two things. The first is revision of my thesis novel, Sarah Across America, which I hope to have "agent-ready" by the end of the summer. And I also want to complete and revise a very long novella, "The Border State," which is the prequel to my story "The Voluntary State." Plus I need to write one new piece for Sycamore Hill and two new (shortish) pieces for Lisbon. I'm thinking of putting together a collection in the fall to submit to publishers. Oh! And Gwenda and I will soon be revising the middle-grade novel we wrote together. So maybe by the end of the year I'll have three books doing the rounds.
The only thing in the publishing pipeline at the moment is a short story, "The Dun Letter," which will be out in Johathan Strahan's anthology Fearsome Magics in October. I'm really looking forward to this book as it has a great lineup of writers involved, including my Clarion West classmate Justina Robson.