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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-09-21 12:57
Subject: [travel|writing] Seattle ho (well, Bellevue hey)
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Location:In motion on I-405
Music:A CD of one of my recent talk (for sound check)
Tags:conventions, personal, seattle, stories, travel, writing
I am in Seattle. Currently heading up 405 in lasirenadolce's car, bound for Bellevue and Foolscap. (Yes, I'm autoblogging.) I finished "America, Such as She Is" on the plane. Despite my earlier comments about cluelessness anent story length, my 20,000 word goal story landed at 20,100 words. Ahem. And actually, right now I think it's pretty damned cool. We'll see what perspective the sobriety of time brings me.

It needs to steep a bit, like tea, in accordance with the New Model Process, but I also owe this novella to an editor by the end of this month.

Here's a wordful thought about the inanities of the English language.

Matriarch and patriarch have strongly parallel meaning. Matrimony and patrimony definitely do not. Rematriate doesn't mean anything so far as I'm aware, but repatriate has a meaning independent of the previous usages. I telll you this today, brethren and cistern, because it's true.

See some of y'all around the joint this weekend. If any of my readers whom I only know as LJ handles are there (I'm looking at you, burgereater), please introduce yourself.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2007-09-21 20:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So if I leave the Motherland, am I an exmat?
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User: frabjouslinz
Date: 2007-09-21 23:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not around Foolscap, but if there are outside activities going on, give me a call.
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A large duck: drowned
User: burger_eater
Date: 2007-09-22 05:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's actually a different burger_eater, but I'm not going to be at Foolscap. I've actually never been to a convention, and I don't have the funds or free time to start.

Sorry. Another time, I hope.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-09-22 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ooops... :: eyes anyway ::

Ah, the joys of handle parsing. My apologies!
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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2007-09-22 18:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No apologies necessary. Have fun!
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User: whafford
Date: 2007-09-22 07:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Foolscap looks like a lot of fun, wish I could be there. I love Seattle and still consider it my home despite having lived in Philadelphia for 14 years (and being in London now). I only wish I could be there but it will be November before I return.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-09-22 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
M. (otherwise known as elusivem) asked a good question (or what seemed to be a good question at the time).

You, sir, are one of the most engaging, outgoing, effervescent, extroverted persons we know. You revel in being with folks, meeting new folks, interacting with folks.

And yet...

Your choice of (a)vocation is writing. Is this not one of the most solitary tasks one can do? Indeed, isn't the recipient of your good works -- the reader -- also a most solitary of tasks?

So, does this show the "yin and yang" of jaylake? Or a dual personality? Or some deep-seated need to be both alone and together with others?

We're curious. Thank you. ;)
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Jay Lake: jay-chef
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-09-22 14:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For a couple of Unitarians, you're both closet Manichaeans, aren't you?

That question deserves a better answer than I have time for right now. Watch for a post sometime in the next few days.

And it was great to see you in Omaha.
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