June 10th, 2006


A bit more on Amarillo

Well, the Frontiers in Writing conference is winding down. This has been a great experience. These folks are fabulous, they know how to run a tight conference, and the attendees have been motivated and focused. Last night's keynote speech by William Bernhardt was one of the best speeches I've ever heard. As for me, yesterday I did a session on breaking into print through genre short fiction, as well as some one-on-ones. Today I did a session on writing fast (twice), as well as various of the conference events. Plus the on-site bookstore sold out of Dogs in the Moonlight and Rocket Science, having begun with a reasonable stock of both.

Tonight we're all going out to the Big Texan (home of the 72 ounce steak -- free if you can eat it all in one hour). That promises to be more than a little interesting.

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And he's off

I'm driving to Taos (Taos Ski Valley, actually) before dawn. Hope to be at Cadillac Ranch right around sunrise, then to Tucumcari, Las Vegas (NM) and on up into the mountains. Watch this space for photos of various kinds. Y'all play nice while I'm gone.