Well, this past weekend was the OWFI conference in Oklahoma City, which meant I was out of pocket for the better part of four days cramming my brain full of all sorts of awesome writing-related stuff.
The keynote speaker this year was Patrick Rothfuss, who was absolutely fantastic. He gave a really great keynote address and did a session on worldbuilding that was equally awesome.
Plus, Rebekah won first place in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror novel category in the OWFI contest! (Go over there and tell her congrats!)
All in all, it was a very good weekend. 🙂
On to the goal updates!1) Critique the stories I’ve been sent and get them back to their authors by deadlines.
I’ve worked a bit on these, but not much. Hoping to get at least one of them sent back this week.
2) Read at least 4 books.
Right now I’m about 70% of the way through The Night Circus, which started off slow (very slow), but has picked up considerably.
3) Write at least two posts for a NEW blog project.
One down, one to go!
4) Start outlining 2008 NaNo Project, code name: SK.
Okay, so I’ve started this. I’ve also started work on the aforementioned urban fantasy concept that bonked me over the head. And I also got another idea for my ’06 NaNo (TSB) that I think could make it stronger.
So…um…I have no idea what will happen with this goal. Something will get outlined by the end of the month, that’s for certain.
5) Cheer on everyone else!
I cheered and clapped a lot at OWFI, but I will hopefully be doing more of that online for the rest of the month. 🙂