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06 April 2008 @ 09:07 pm
4/6/08: Good news x3  
Back from the Oregon Coast and the novel workshop led by deanwesleysmith. My novel was very well received and there was much writerly schmoozing. More details to come.

While at the coast, I received word that I have been accepted into the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop. This is a NASA-funded "crash course" in modern astronomy for SF writers. Copyediting goddess deannahoak, paulwitcover, and the incomparable maryrobinette are also attending.

I also got an email from my mother, who has set up a signing of my collection Space Magic at Panther Bookstore in Milwaukee in May 20, right before Wiscon. Local boy makes good!

Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewritermatthewsrotundo on April 7th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Awesome news about Launch Pad! Congratulations, and have fun!
ktempest on April 7th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
yay! i knew your white maleness would not hinder you. :) congrats
maryrobinettemaryrobinette on April 7th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! I'm so glad we'll be out there together.
pats_quinade on April 7th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Glad your novel workshop went better than mine did. :)
David D. Levinedavidlevine on April 8th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
Well, not all of the comments were equally valuable but none of them were completely off base. Even if some of the other workshoppers' comments had been bogus it would still have been worth it to get Dean's reaction and the New York editor's.

Edited at 2008-04-08 05:14 am (UTC)
Carlcarl_allery on April 7th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Great news, have a great time at the course and the signing! :)
ex_camillea on April 8th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Writerly schmoozing is the best kind of schmoozing.
luna_the_catluna_the_cat on April 8th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Aw, man. You guys get all the fun.
Twilight: Lost in the woodstwilight2000 on April 10th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
So what was the name of that amazing mall/ramen place from Nippon?

I've got a buddy headed there and he's very interested :>.


David D. Levinedavidlevine on April 10th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
It is the Shin-Yokohama Ramen (or "Raumen") Museum. Here's some info: http://www.bento.com/phgal3.html (bento.com is no relation!)
Twilighttwilight2000 on April 11th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
redsquaredredsquared on April 18th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
It was nice to see you this past weekend in Palm Springs. And congratulations again on your newly published book. I am looking forward to ordering it from Amazon when it becomes available. Good luck on your signing events in Milwaukee and in Portland.
Brenda Cooper: Brenda Snowbjcooper on April 18th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Glad the workshop went well. I take it that's a sign the novel fells better than it did last time I commented... ;)
Have fun at Launchpad! Hope to see you soon.