I've been away.
In the wake of this year's Swancon, I received a couple of emails. No need to go into the minutiae, but they were, shall we say, detailed. In addition, Lyn suffered the indignity of being upbraided by a fan type at a recent social occasion, who felt they needed to belittle her for being a writer in order to puff up their own sense of self-importance. It was hurtful, and humiliating, and frankly, the last straw.
I needed a few days away from the world to reassess.
So here's the thing: I'm not doing Swancon, or any other Western Australian conventions, any more. I'm not doing any of the social events that surround them. I love writing, and though it is occasionally problematic, I really enjoy blogging. I enjoy the correspondences I keep with friends and like-minded people who contact me. So I'm going to keep to those.
Many thanks to those who contacted me to ask about the absence.