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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-09 06:14
Subject: [personal] Miscellaneous updatery
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Tags:books, california, health, personal, process, tourbillon, travel, work, writing

Working today here in Portlandia. Fireside writers this afternoon and evening.

Off at 0:stupid early tomorrow to San Francisco for the CTIA Wireless Entertainment Expo, a major trade show for the Day Jobbe. I will be seeing some, all or none of you there at various times of the weekend, as I’m staying over til Sunday morning to do writerly things and friend things.

In other news, I dropped into the 235.x weight range today. I’m closing in on 50 pounds lost for the year, and I’ve shed eight inches in the waist size of my pants, threatening to go down another step soon. I’m quite pleased with myself.

As of next week, I’ll be working on Tourbillon. There’s always a bit of dread for me right before stepping into a novel project. It’s rather like jumping off a high board knowing I’ll have to fill the pool with water on my way down. I haven’t made the big bug splat yet in my career, but the possibility lurks at the edge of my thoughts like a cat at a mousehole. The only cure for writing angst is writing, so anon I shall write.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-09 15:00 (UTC)
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Karen who?
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calendula_witch: SF
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2008-09-09 17:23 (UTC)
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Yay for new novels! I love your pool metaphor. :-)

And yay for traveling to SF, by the way. Pack a sweater, our three-day summer is over.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-09 17:28 (UTC)
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I shall be resplendent in layers.
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jeffsoesbe: yeff yahoo avatar
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-09-09 17:54 (UTC)
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That Expo looks great! The whole mobile internet and entertainment aspect is something I'm waaay interested in. That must be a good day job.

- yeff
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-09-09 18:51 (UTC)
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Congrats on nearly making fifty pounds! That's terrific!

Also, 0:stupid is now my favorite time of day. Well, not to be awake during, but to point at and laugh. :D
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User: ex_camillea
Date: 2008-09-09 19:52 (UTC)
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"There’s always a bit of dread for me right before stepping into a novel project. It’s rather like jumping off a high board knowing I’ll have to fill the pool with water on my way down."

Nice.

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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-09-09 22:04 (UTC)
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I was going to say the same thing. Very well-written (but what else would you expect of Mister Lake?)

Unless he'd fill it with something else on the way down...
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Erin Cashier
User: therinth
Date: 2008-09-10 03:22 (UTC)
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Congrats on the weight loss Jay, that's huge! :D
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Jo Rhett
User: jorhett
Date: 2008-09-10 07:39 (UTC)
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tomorrow to San Francisco ... I will be seeing some, all or none of you there at various times of the weekend, as I’m staying over til Sunday morning to do writerly things and friend things.

Well feel free to ring me up while you are in town. In particular, I live in the city so you can annoy me easier than most of your south bay friends :-) Would be cool to buy you a beer or poison/of/choice.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-12 14:25 (UTC)
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There's a dinner at Buca di Beppo in downtown SF at 6:30 tonight if you'd like to join us!
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Jo Rhett
User: jorhett
Date: 2008-09-12 16:07 (UTC)
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Sounds good. I'll try to make it back to SF by then (picking up race bikes in Fremont this afternoon)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-12 16:14 (UTC)
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I expect we'll be there a couple of hours, then heading our separate ways around 8:30...hope you make it!
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austspecfic
User: austspecfic
Date: 2008-09-10 22:44 (UTC)
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Well done on the weight loss. That's a huge achievement. I'm struggling to lose 10 kilos. So far I have put on weight!
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