As most of you know, almost exactly a year ago I attended the 20th Viable Paradise Workshop (VPXX), and despite my best efforts, I never quite got around to putting my feelings about that week into a coherent blog post. With the new class about to board the ferry and start their week of adventure, I figure now is as good a time as any to put my thoughts on page about that week and the year that has followed.
[Author’s note: my memory is not great, so this is told to the best of my recollection. The details may be a little off, but the big things are true.]
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Long time no update. Music Monday and Photo Fridays will be returning. I’d mostly just forgotten how far out I scheduled them and kept forgetting to set up more. But that’s not what this post is about, so we’ll get to that later.
At the end of every month I post my accountability update (a monthly view of the word tracker which I got from http://inkhaven.net/2017/01/2017-word-count-tracker-is-here/). This last time, a few folks mentioned wanting to track their daily counts automatically, and since I’ve been getting into AppleScript again for unrelated reasons, I decided to take a stab at it.
This weekend I got to hang out at the Dallas Fort Worth Writer’s Conference which will hear by be shortened to DFWCon.
This was the first time I’d gone to a writing conference as opposed to a writing convention (or writing workshop, I promise I’ll get my VP blog up someday). “What’s the difference?”, you might be asking. Near as I can tell, a convention focuses on celebrating the fandom of the thing, with a couple of panels for aspiring creators and the chance to hear industry experts speak. Armadillocon (a great con that I highly recommend) averages about 50/50 fan/creator. The entire focus of the conference is craft and the business. There’s pitch sessions, there’s one-on-one editing sessions, and there’s a whole lot of wonderful panels.
Another quick update. I’ve update the look/feel of the blog a little bit, and removed a few of the no longer relevant things (like Ello, and the link to Podcasts that will only go up when I start publishing podcasts again)
Good day, friends, fans, and loyal listeners!
A few quick updates
Just doing a quick check in to keep up with my promise last post to try and update more. So far things are going at a pretty good clip. I’ve added a WiP tracker, and a section for my upcoming cons and other events.
In non-blog news, I’m traveling this week, so there might be some winter wonderland type photos on my twitter soon.
Once I get back, I’m going to post my review of Tak. (Short version: It’s a hell of a game and you should play it) and maybe one of Wizard Dodgeball too.
For now, here’s a photo of the lovely Tak board from Wyrmwood.
Peace, love, and rebellion,
– FGY –
*dusts and sweeps furiously while blog flickers back to life*
Hey everybody! Long time no see.