Normal Programming Will Be Resumed Shortly

by wjw on July 1, 2018

0621_2Taos Toolbox 2018 is over.  I drove Nancy Kress to the airport this morning, then went home, enjoyed the air conditioning for a while, and promptly sacked out.

Here’s a photo— actually from last week— of us taking guest speaker Carrie Vaughn out for some of the local cuisine.

We didn’t get burned up in a forest fire, and we critiqued about 300,000 words of fiction, delivered 18 lectures, and hosted three guests.  About halfway through this last week I began to feel my mind turning to Cream o’ Wheat, and I was probably not at my best during the final critiques.  Nevertheless I soldiered on.

Plus, our mascot turned up.


It’s always a good year when Mr Shaggy makes an appearance, and this year was no exception.  The participant were talented, they learned a lot, they worked with each other on their fiction, and you’re going to be hearing from them soon.

Now that I’m home, I find myself experiencing a degree of restless anxiety, which I subsequently realized was unease on account of my not having done today’s critiques.  It will be some time before my nervous system realizes that I no longer have to do critiques at all.

But there’s plenty of work that has to be done other than critiques, and I’d better get busy with that.

Gabrielle Harbowy July 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

I had that same “Oh no, I haven’t done today’s reading!” anxiety. Mush-brain solidarity. 🙂

Etaoin Shrdlu July 3, 2018 at 2:02 am

Nice doggie!

Robert M Roman July 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

Next to the final-exam-and-I-haven’t-attended-class-all-semester there’s the I’ve-been-working-all-month-but-forgot-to-record-my-hours-for-billing. Oops, thankfully it’s only a dream.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post:

Contact Us | Terms of User | Trademarks | Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2010 WJW. All Rights Reserved.