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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-07 04:53
Subject: [personal|travel] From the Olympics to Omaha
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Tags:books, calamity, conventions, nature, omaha, photos, process, sunspin, travel, washington, writing
I'm back. Didja miss me? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Just spent a long weekend at the Rainforest Writers Village retreat, at scenic Lake Quinalt in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. Where it was cold. [info]jimvanpelt offers a report here.

In the course of the weekend I wrote 19,500 words on Calamity of So Long a Life (a/k/a Sunspin book one), in the process passing the midpoint of the book as measured from the structure of the outline. The draft now stands at 91,300 words. One might reasonably assume the full first draft will be about 180,000 words. We shall see. I exceeded my goals on the book at the expense of my other writing goals for the weekend, so may need to reallocate priorities this week.

I also managed to walk every morning with various folks. And convinced [info]kehrli to try to walk on water as I had done a previous year. And saw the most gorgeous night sky I've seen in the better part of a decade, including shooting stars. And saw a herd of elk. Three times. Once from about fifty feet away. And bald eagles. And a fox. And a very strange moonset. And partied. And talked. And thought. A lot.

One thing I'll be posting about soon is some expanded thinking about my ongoing meme of being Consumers versus Producers. Some excellent conversation on that topic at several turns of the weekend. Doubtless other stuff will come bubbling up. Along with some photo posts.

For now, I am at the airport preparing to take to the skies and fly to Omaha, where it is cold.

I leave you with this photo.

IMG_4768

What's wrong with this picture?




Photo © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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scarlettina: Fantastic!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-03-07 15:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Fantastic!
Nothing is wrong with that picture. It's gorgeous.
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-03-07 16:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm back. Didja miss me? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Actually, yes.
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Twilight
User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-03-07 16:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes
Gorgeous
and the moon is just WIERD
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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-07 16:56 (UTC)
Subject: Reflections
Really enjoyed this (report 'n' pic). So glad you had such a good time (productive 'n' Nature-filled 'n' thinkie-thoughtie).

Looking fwd to hearing 'bout Cons vs. Prod. Haven't heard/read you going off on this before. Then again, I'm new to this fun park...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-08 02:31 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Reflections
First(nex?) post on Cons vs Prod tomorrow. It got too big for one post...
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MEG
User: djelibeybi
Date: 2011-03-07 22:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Lunar eclipse?
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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2011-03-07 23:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not with the sunset hinting at the sun's position, I wouldn't think...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-08 02:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, just after sunset with the moon low in the western sky.
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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2011-03-07 23:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What's wrong with this picture?

What phase of the moon is that?
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Jay Lake: sanguine-moonrise
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-08 02:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sanguine-moonrise
I'm kind of wondering that myself...
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barbarienne
User: barbarienne
Date: 2011-03-08 03:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's a waxing crescent. The moon will lag further and further behind the sun, and get more illuminated on the side facing Earth.

I'm not sure what "wrong" Jay is going for, here. It looks perfectly normal to me. Excellent Earthshine!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-08 04:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's *sideways*
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