Things have calmed down a little here so I’ve been taking advantage of the lull to reorganize and streamline. I’ve been filing stuff, tossing old files, decluttering, cleaning out my emails, wrapping up old projects… it’s been really nice. I started the week with 4,795 emails in my main inbox. I am proud (and relieved!) today to share that I am down to 1,165 to go. My goal is to get it near empty in the next few days.

This means… I can start new projects! Just kidding, but we are making ground lately on some things we’ve been planning for awhile. Iron Writers is up and running (stories can be submitted until the 10th) and we are suddenly up and running with a virtual Space and Time museum—more on that tomorrow.

There was even time to relax. Ryan and I ate popcorn and watched The End of the F***ing World which was an absolutely brilliant series. We’ve seen both Season 1 and 2 now. I really didn’t know how they could follow up after the end of the first season but they pulled it off and the entire thing is well done. The acting was fantastic, even the deadpan monosyllabic answers only highlighted when the emotions did kick in for the characters. If I were ever to write a show, I would want it to be like this.

I’ve also been getting to spend a lot of time with my daughter Kyra as we put together this museum… which means I watch and make comments while she builds this museum. Aside from the poetry reading coming up this Saturday at SFFCon (see events), preparing S&T #141 and doing some writing of my own, it’s been somewhat quiet. Quiet is good. Quiet leaves time for play.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at

  1. You? Quiet? Haha and I suppose you have nothing going on. Never mind, that was a joke. How you keep up is beyond me, and you manage to keep adding more! 🙂
    I go to a con and return have had something like 400 – 700 emails but my life isn’t quite that tied up these days. If it had been over a thou, I’d have gone straight to bed and stayed there.

    Bravo and carry on! Is that movie on DVD or Netflix, Prime, Acorn?

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