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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-18 05:10
Subject: [personal|writing] Updatery and revisions
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Tags:books, conventions, jaycon, personal, portland, science, sunspin, travel, writing
Yesterday I hied me off to check on the venue for JayCon. The date will be June 9th, 2012, and I'm still confirming the logistical details. Watch this space for a full announcement soon.

After that, I went to Fireside Writers, which met this week at a place called The Hazel Room. There I spent 2.25 hours booting up the revisions to Sunspin. I am into the project now, and making progress, though I'm already running into some fairly serious "kill your darlings" issues. I also confess to being daunted by the scale of my ambitions and the scope of the changes my agent and first readers want to see. That won't stop me, of course.

Then I went to OMSI Science Pub, for the first time in months. This week the topic was urban landslides and forensic geology, which given the location of Nuevo Rancho Lake would require a major seismic event before they became a personal issue for me, but still fascinating. The speaker was energetically entertaining, and the slides were pretty cool. Fun to be out among friends, having my brain stretched.

It's kind of like being a real boy again. And tomorrow I'm off to Epic Confusion, which is also likely to make me feel like a real boy. (Due to travel and so forth, expect light and/or irregular blogging service through the weekend.)

Damn is it nice waking up from chemo and getting out in the world.

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-01-18 14:14 (UTC)
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You looked really good yesterday, fine color, and just...yourself. Glad to see it!
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User: shsilver
Date: 2012-01-18 15:47 (UTC)
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Have a great time at Confusion. Wish I could be there.
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They Didn't Ask Me: dr-phil-confusion-2009
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2012-01-18 16:00 (UTC)
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Looking forward to seeing you in Troy (Michigan)! Hope your travels go well. (Where are our stepping discs anyway?)

Dr. Phil
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User: rekre8
Date: 2012-01-18 20:17 (UTC)
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Enjoyed seeing you at pub! Glad your nose is not made of wood.

Must do that magic marker drawing/photo before the hair grows back. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-18 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I got no strings on me..."

Everybody sing!

And yes on the magic marker. ;p
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