Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
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Launch Pad: I'm going to Laramie, Wyoming, in July!

I got notice that I've been accepted into the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop! It's a one-week "NASA-funded workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a 'crash course' for twelve attendees in modern astronomy science through workshops, guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming's two large telescopes."

It's in mid-July, and in addition to NASA covering my room and meals (and tuition), they're also giving me a travel stipend to cover my roundtrip flight! I'm verily jazzed, although also somewhat anxious. I don't travel well alone, tending to get lost and thereby flustered. May there be many large signs to point my way.

teflaime is a Wyoming native, and he's informed me that I should bring cold weather clothes and also that the air is thin, so I should take it easy. Both sage pieces of advice that I will be most diligent about adhering to. Although I don't think there'll be that many opportunities to exert myself. I anticipate much sitting, listening, and looking up.

I'm taking my camera and laptop, of course. Hope I'll have WiFi access . . .

   

Writing Stuff

I checked the Mobicon website and saw that they've got their panel schedule up. I'm slotted to do three panels, all on Saturday:


- 10:30AM - Writers for Relief II with Davey Beauchamp in Magnolia 1.
- 4PM - Worldbuilding in Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Davey Beauchamp, Sharon Green, Chris Jackson, Debbora Wiles, & Linda Baker in Magnolia 1 & 2.
- 6PM - Editors: The Other Side of Writing with Davey Beauchamp in Panel Room 5.


I'm especially jazzed about the editors panel; I've never been on the talking side of the table for one of those before.


Received:
- Payment from French 'zine, Faeries, for "Of Two Minds in Lanais." Hurray!


New Words:
- 1750 on the Fox Princess novel in the last couple days after losing the beginning of the week to that freelance gig. I somehow managed not to fall behind this week, assuming I can crank out 500 words between today and Monday.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
7,100 / 40,000
(17.8%)


I did, however, lose my Club 100 place. Sigh.

Club 100 for Writers: 2
Tags: launchpad, writing money
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