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Prepping for Nebula Weekend and Writing Progress

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Nebula Weekend is this weekend. Geez, it totally snuck up on me. I blame Georgia's extended legislative session for throwing me so off. With fosteronfilm working as a census taker and not having the time to handle all the domestic stuff for the next couple months, this is a really crappy year for the legislators to have dragged session out a @#%^&! month longer. Wasn't initially going to take tomorrow off, but I think I'm going to have to in order to pack and get assorted pre-trip stuff taken care of before heading down to Florida.

Started checking weather.com compulsively, hoping the weather holds for Friday's scheduled shuttle launch. It looks to be a lovely weekend temperature-wise—partly cloudy and in the 70s and low 80s—but they're predicting a 10% chance of rain on Friday and 20% chance on Saturday. Don't know at what point the weather requires the NASA folks to postpone a launch.


Writing Stuff

New words:
+1K and -700 on "Rampion," and the missing "bad stuff happens here, insert" section is done. Still dancing the line between novelette and novella.

Technically speaking, the story's very close to zero draft since it's now done save for the denouement. Except I did a 180 on a rather integral plot element, right smack dab in the middle, so now the beginning and the end have a continuity misalign. Now I have to figure out what I want to do about it: stick with my first concept or rewrite to incorporate the new one. Hmm.

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On May 11th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC), lingtm commented:
Wait, are you going to be down here in Orlando? I don't know how they decide whether to launch or not. It always seems to me like they flip a coin!
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On May 11th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yepper! Or rather, just slightly south of Orlando. Nebula Weekend is being held at Cocoa Beach this year--location and date chosen specifically to coincide with the scheduled Atlantis shuttle launch.
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On May 11th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC), lingtm replied:
That's a decent place to watch the shuttle launch. Unfortunately for me I have a hellacious working schedule, so I can't go! Boo!
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On May 11th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC), rachel_swirsky commented:
Mm, the weather is good news, I max out on heat pretty quickly so that's great for me. (Although it's probably humid now that I think about it, which I deal with very poorly as a spoiled Californian.)

See you there--look forward to meeting you!
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On May 12th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Very much looking forward to meeting you too! And yeah, 70s to low 80s is way better than the scorching summer temps the South can dish out. Just hope it stays clear.
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On May 11th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni commented:
So! Jealous!!

Have a really great time, and please take lots of pics!!
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On May 12th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie. And I'm definitely planning to take pic and hopefully videos too. Cleared space on my phone's SD card and everything!
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