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Dormancy is not a good thing

March 15, 2009

My blog has been stagnant a few days, hasn’t it? Why? Well, nothing is happening. I’m making progress on my first draft of “Kree” (still no better title…it really needs one), but that’s about it. No news from workshops, no useful blogging of others being accepted. Squat. As best I can tell, West has 15 slots still unassigned (well, maybe unawarded would be better worder; I bet they’re assigned by now) and East has all 18.  I expect news from the latter this week if they are to meet their own deadline of March 20th (Friday).  But what am I going to do if they run long, refuse an invitation? I don’t think so.  West, on the other hand, has conflicting statements on their website.  In the FAQ it says applicants will hear by mid-March while the workshop page says the end of March.  Forum posts from people in the know have validated the later date.

cinitSo what to do now?  I was watching television with my 2-year-old daughter and her show offered me advice (while I was typing on the CW forum, no less):  “When waiting is really hard for you, just do something you like to do!”  Thank you, Kai-Lan.  So I am reading (John Kessel’s award-winning novella “Stories for Men”), writing (that Kree story), spending time with my daughter (she just got a Sit-n-Spin), and going to see The Watchmen tomorrow afternoon (reviews are everywhere, but I’ll surely add my $.02 here afterward).

-Oso

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2009 9:55 pm

    Oso,
    I may as well not blog (and I haven’t been) or just post something like “for a general idea of my current thoughts, see Oso’s blog.” It feels like a very long few weeks, this waiting to hear about the workshop one way or the other.

    I’ve finished Elizabeth Hand’s “Last Summer at Mars Hill,” and I went to see The Watchmen. At least the reading list I’ve made for the workshop slate gives me something to occupy my mind.

    My two cents: The Watchmen equals good. Loved the casting and even liked the changes.

  2. March 16, 2009 8:39 am

    Hang in there! (izanobu from the CW forums). It’s hard to wait, but hopefully it’ll be over one way or another soon. Everyone they’ve accepted so far seems to have applied early Jan, so I think there’s still lots of potential.

    Good luck!

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