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13 September 2006 @ 05:06 pm
World Fantasy Con is in Texas this year. Ted and I are theoretically going to it. This depends partly on how fast I get TQB written (2500 words today and the rest of the day taken off because my husband has two days off in a row for the first time since mid-August), partly on finances, and partly on ... well. Those two things, really.

There are several things coming up over the next year-ish that we want to do. One is scuba diving lessons. They cost a fair chunk of change, and WFC probably badly inhibits the likelihood of doing that. We've been talking about it since we went to Hawaii last May (2005), so I don't want us to not do it.

Scuba lessons would be directly related to the Greek Islands holiday we want to take in January. That was supposed to be the mid-point OMFG I HAVE WRITTEN FIVE BOOKS THIS YEAR I GET TO *CELEBRATE* BEFORE WRITING FIVE MORE trip. As it happens, I will only have two more to write come January. This does not seem like a reason to skip out on the islands vacation, since I will have still turned in 5 books in 2006. o.O

We are planning to go to Hawaii in May again next year, as our friends Calex and Kim have thoughtfully provided us with an excuse by getting married there. The fact that next May is our 10th anniversary is a happy coincidence, no? Scuba proficiency would be nice before we went, although ... *checks* My. It would cost a great deal less to do a 3-day cert class there, especially given that we'd be spending dollars instead of euros. Hrm. *discusses it with Ted* *agrees a 2 week vacation in Hawaii with 3 days dedicated to learning to dive, a couple days dedicated to the wedding, and the remaining time dedicated to us, might just be splendid*

Which, of course, changes the idea of the January trip, and helps *not at all* in deciding about WFC. :)

If we didn't go to WFC we could go to the SotC party in DC. Ted hasn't got enough time off for us to do both.

Thinking is HARD!

*adds up the wordcount and discovers she's 600 words short of 300K* oh, MAN.

*stumps off to write 600 words. -.-*

30 minutes later, eta: ytd wordcount: THREE. HUNDRED. THOUSAND!

That is Officially the Most Words I Have Written In A Year. *beam*
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: bon jovi: novacaine
Mary Annepers1stence on September 13th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
OMG! Has it been ten years already????? (or almost ten years already??) holy beejeezus!
Patch: oldchamois_shimi on September 13th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
I feel old, now. Yikes!
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on September 13th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
I think you should go to WFC. This has nothing to do with the fact that I am debating WFC too. Nothing.
Geek of Weird Shitgows on September 13th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
*grin* Ditto.
Michael Currymcurry on September 13th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
I think you should go to WFC, because if you don't several people will make sad faces. Do you really want to be responsible for that? And don't you want to hang with the rest of Jenn's posse?
Michellesilkblade on September 13th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Not that this helps in the decision making, but Austin is a pretty cool place to visit. :)
madmiss on September 13th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
I think you should go to WFC, that way ye can come back and tell me what it was like 'cause I'm not going to make it!

(Humm that reminds me, I've got to ask can I sell my Ticket on.)
(Anonymous) on September 13th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've been to Corfu in November. It sucked. It is meant for summertime vacation only.

I imagine the other misc islands are similar.

WFC is likely better than greek islands in winter.
Amberleyamberley on September 13th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Professionally speaking, are you more likely to run into Editors or other people useful to network with for your career at World Fantasy Con, or vacationing in the Greek Isles?

Congratulations on the 300k words in a year! Next stop: 600K words in a year, because that would be like NaNoWriMo ALL Year Long, except getting paid. Final stop: 730K words in a year, because that would be like being Trollope, except, you know, not being male or dead.

Let's see, at 600 words per 30 minutes...
kitmizkit on September 13th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
If I wrote 730K in a year, I think my only lack of resemblence to Trollope would be the not being male part...

*laugh* Sadly, I don't usually write quite 600 words in 30 minutes.
(Anonymous) on September 14th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
want my opinion on the greek islands get away? too bad your gonna get it... technically NOW since you only have, what seven books? to write and since you have written five of them already, you are way past the half way mark and WAY WAY WAY past due on that celebratory vacation!!! you should go somewhere at least!

Jannejanne on September 14th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
You could just elope for your anniversary on the spur of the moment -- wouldn't that be fitting? :)
lady_findellady_findel on September 14th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Wow, wish I was such a prolific writer. But currently music and studies are keeping me away from the keyboard. And then it's a problem of finding the right inspiration.
(Anonymous) on September 14th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
World Fantasy.

Because I will be there and I need to jump up and down and go "Squeee!!!" in the hotel lobby like a maniac. And I can't do it without you. Besides, I have a panel or something that I'm on and you need to heckle me from the audience and tell me I'm full of manure. 'Cause that's what squeee-buddies DO. ;)