I'm having a terrific time here at Paradise Lost in Austin. Thursday I flew in, had lunch with my aunt, then connected up with the folks here at the conference for a meet-and-greet followed by dinner at the Hyde Park Bar & Grill. Friday morning, I had breakfast with a friend, then we rolled into conference mode. First part of the day was manuscript critique, moderated by me. Then I gave a talk on writing through adversity which ranged into a number of subjects. We had an afternoon break, followed by another, less formal discussion on idea sizing, and one on agents and contracts. Then dinner at Chuy's, where some more friend came by. Today, more critique, lunch at the Salt Lick, and a visit from Howard Waldrop.
Busy and fun.
I'm planning to make a post about Wednesday' ballooning adventures, and lack thereof, but the Internet here at the hotel is pretty quirky, so I don't want to try to deal with the problems of a long, complex post with a bunch of effort in Flickr. I'll try to have that up for Monday if possible.