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.