Codex Writers Workshop

I’ve spent the last few days just outside of Chattanooga, attending the first annual Codex Writers Workshop. Wonderful. I met a number of terrific writers, one award-winning editor, and a couple of extraordinarily kind folks in Mr. and Mrs. Harrison (parents of the unequaled Mary Robinette Kowal), at whose home we stayed.

I also received much encouragement about the progress of Four Shards of Heaven, whose completion is one of my main tasks for the summer.

I’m now in Checotah, Oklahoma for the evening, at a cheap-as-dirt-and-about-as-clean motel off the interstate. Sherry came with hobbit and pup to Chattanooga on my last night there, and then we all left this morning to begin our Western Trek. This is night one. Next stop: Albuquerque.


  1. I have to say that I’m relieved that you did not try to drive all the way through to Albuquerque.

    It was truly wonderful to meet you in person this week. I look forward to the next time, which won’t be soon enough.

  2. C. E. Bollinger

    I hope now that someone besides me has told you how important it is for you to finish the book that you will do so pronto.

    Not to gross you out or anything, but I saw an ooglifying report on the news last night about the big comeback bedbugs are making in hotels across our country. Of the 750+ hotels/motels surveyed, at all price points, ONE IN FOUR rooms was contaminated. So if mysterious bites start appearing on you and yours… I’m just saying.

  3. Mary: It was awesome meeting you (and so many other great folks), as well. The next time might just be in a month….

    Cathy: I’m sure gonna try to finish the book soon! I had at least two more volunteers for nagging duty, so I need to complete it for the sake of my inbox if nothing else. 🙂

    Oh, and I think that last hotel room might have been too cheap for bedbugs. Ick.

  4. I hope you have a fun and safe journey! Have a grand time in Albuquerque! Eat lots of green chili!!!

  5. So far so good, Kate! Must blog about scheduling around restaurants soon.

  6. Dare I hope that you’ll be at Worldcon?

  7. It is possible I’ll stop by. I’ll be in town. It is merely a question of utility and feasability.

    There’s also the chance I’ll pop up to Laramie for a bit of LaunchPad.

  8. I have been trying to find out about codex writers workshops. When is the next one?

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