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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-23 05:42
Subject: [conventions|travel] Epic ConFusion Day Three, going home
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Tags:books, calamity, child, conventions, sunspin, travel, work, writing
Day three of Epic Confusion was very abbreviated for me, as I had to leave the hotel at 10:30 am in order to make my flight home. Still, I managed to attend a very nice breakfast, courtesy of [info]cathshaffer and various concom folks, and say good-bye to a bunch of people by virtue of loitering in the lobby while my airport transportation ran 40 minutes late.

Which, yes, gave me a bad case of the "oh crap"s.

Nonetheless, I made it into DTW in a timely fashion. The flight down to DFW was uneventful, and I got the first part of what would eventually be 2.75 hours of editing on Sunspin done. I spent the rest of my time divided between Charlie Stross' Laundry books and Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon, both of which I'm enjoying immensely. I don't normally split my attention between two books, but I have Stross in eBook and Ahmed in dead tree, and the exigencies of air travel caused me to have to switch modes periodically.

In Dallas, we took a long time landing due to the 50 mph cross-winds on the runway slowing air traffic down severely. That also slowed down the arriving flight that would become the equipment for my Portland connection, to the degree of being almost two hours late. So much for my plan of flying through Dallas to avoid winter weather delays in Chicago or Denver. So much for a good night's sleep, as well.

Anent Sunspin, I got through the first revision pass of the first half of Calamity of So Long a Life, and began embedding the comments for an initial pass through the second half. Right now, I'm actually a bit ahead of schedule for what I expected on this book. I think that's a good thing, but it might also mean I have been skimming work when I should be digging deeper. We shall see...

Also, I forgot to mention that at Epic Confusion [info]adelheid-p gave me a very nice gift. I need to thank her, and will post photos and a description some time in the net few days as time permits.

This afternoon is another girls' basketball game, though [info]the_child has been down with a respiratory infection the last few days, so it's not clear if she'll be able to play. She gets sick so rarely, this is unusual.

And of course, now that I'm home, Day Jobbery.

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User: mlerules
Date: 2012-01-23 17:49 (UTC)
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Oh, dear re: the_child :-( Hope she gets better soon!
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User: jeffreyab
Date: 2012-01-23 18:37 (UTC)
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Glad you had a good ConFusion Experience and I must say that you are in inspiration to me almost everyday.

Also I must get to reading Mainspring to find out the role of librarians in it.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-23 18:51 (UTC)
As I told you, I'm a big fan of librarians. The real librarian fu happens in books 2 and 3, though, when the minor character in book one, Yale Divinity School librarian Emily Childress, becomes a narrative POV with her own major plot threads.
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