At this point, I have officially been on the waiting list for the Odyssey workshop for nearly a month.
I’d love to get a chance to attend, but it’s been oddly stressful waiting for news. At this point, I think I’d appreciate finding out for sure that I’m not getting in nearly as much as an acceptance, just so that the waiting is over, and I can go ahead and make other plans for my vacation time. Dragoncon 2011 is looking like it would be a lot of fun, and Atlanta area hotels are already booking up for labor day weekend.
And then, in looking for ‘writer’s conferences’, I found some interesting events that look like Odyssey-lite or Clarion-lite; again fairly small events so I wouldn’t necessarily get a spot, but only 1 week or 2 weeks long. Viable Paradise is one that looks really good, and the CSSF Writer’s workshop
There are lots of people who I’d love a chance to get to see at a sci-fi convention or something similar, (Nathan Filion?) but haven’t seen an opportunity so far.
Keep us posted. They all sound pretty wonderful and exciting. I probably won’t get an opportunity to go to one until next year. So I will live vicariously through you. Have fun!
Hope you get in! Good luck!
It sounds like you’ve got some good back-up plans going. Good for you. There is something awful about waiting for news that will determine a significant course of action. I know that feeling of “just tell me so I can move forward!” Keep your chin up!