What’s Up Wednesday? Back from TNEO!

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TreeWhat I’m reading:

Well, more ‘Season 9’ Buffyverse graphic novels, Iron Druid ‘Shattered’, and Elizabeth Moon’s Command Decision.

I enjoyed a lot of Escape Artist stories on my way to Odyssey and back for the TNEO workshop, mostly PodCastle just because their episode numbers were lower, but some Escape Pod as well. It was really cool visiting all those fantastic worlds as I drove down the Mass turnpike and across New York State, with my little palm TX plugged into the AC outlet on my dash so that it didn’t run out of battery power. Once I was home, and recovering from the workshop and the driving, I devoured Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new graphic novel “Seconds” in one afternoon.

What I’m writing:

Finished my  Brain transplant story with the help of some workshop brainstorming. Haven’t really written or revised anything since I got home, because my brain’s still spinning with all the new stuff I learned and the revision possibilities for “Think of the Children.” Hopefully I’ll get back to the grind soon.

What inspires me right now:

All the character and plot stuff I learned in New Hampshire, and the fabulous writers I met! Also, once again, Bryan Lee O’Malley!

What else I’ve been up to:

Umm, let’s see. The workshop was amazing, really busy, full of critique circles and other small group activities and writers reading their stuff aloud and gathering over snacks to chat about internal editors, adversaries and allies, driving off in all directions to wander through bookstores (of the both dusty and clean variety.) Oh, and my lecture really went well, several people told me that they really enjoyed it and/or learned cool new stuff.

Since I got home, I’ve mostly been crashing and relaxing, getting back into the office routine, grocery shopping and that kinda stuff.

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5 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday? Back from TNEO!

  1. Jana Denardo says:

    Sounds like the workshop was a good one. Good luck with the revisions.


  2. Sounds like you got a lot of great information from the workshop. I always love attending workshops and conferences. I leave feeling very renewed and excited to write. And hurrah for the Buffyverse! I’m watching Angel right now, having just completed all the televised seasons of Buffy. I need to get in and read some of the novels/comics. Good stuff. Have a great week!


  3. Okay, I’m not super digital but you were driving on a highway and looking at a graphic novel? Can’t imagine a graphic novel is interesting without the illustrations so I’m assuming you weren’t just listening. Color me dumb, maybe…..


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