Very soon, I'll be flying out to the US to begin ambling slowly towards Seattle, where from July 4-8 I'll be teaching a week of the six-week Clarion West workshop
, which is an honour and a thrill—this is the workshop I attended back in 1999 (an age and just a minute ago), and I'll be coming after Paul Park, whose A Princess of Roumania series I am in awe of, and Nancy Kress, who taught the first week of the 1999 workshop. After me, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp and Charles Stross will teach. If our workshoppees don't know a whole bunch more about writing after this team's had their way with them, I'll eat my hat—and it's a large hat, with feathers.
But it's a long road to Clarion. There is much sightseeing to be done up the West Coast and around Seattle. And afterwards, too, down
the West Coast and in San Francisco. If you have any ideas about things I should not miss, please let me know.
I'll regularly check email while I'm gone, probably tweet a fair bit and maybe even venture to put something on the Facebook wall and this blog now and then. I should be fairly easy to e-contact, but I might not respond instantly. Keep trying! My travelling email can be a touch unreliable—generally the issue is with my answering emails, or your
answering emails (don't use the automatic 'localhost' address), so just be aware of that.
I'll blog again from Californ-eye-ay, oh yes. *waves handkerchief* *becomes tiny in the distance*