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... for two whole days.

Had a great week teaching at Clarion West. A very talented group of young(ish) writers. You'll be hearing from some of them in the next few years, I suspect. Assuming they want it badly enough. Persistance and hunger and a certain amount of luck are required to make it in the writing game, as well as talent. Anyway, I have left them to the not-so-tender mercies of Connie Willis, SFWA's newest Grand Mis... er, Master.

Now I get to be home for those TWO WHOLE DAYS and catch up on a thousand emails.

On Wednesday, I am off to San Diego for Comicon. I go direct from there to Spain. Don't expect a lot of posts here for the next month.


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Jul. 9th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
busy busy
You are a very busy man. Makes me wonder when you have time for writing the new book. I will wait patiently but the suspense is killing me. =)
Jul. 9th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: busy busy
omg +100500 =)
Jul. 9th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
Have fun @ Comicon & in Spain!
Jul. 9th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Dear George,

I hope to see you in Italy someday. I assure you it's a very beautiful country, full of pretty girls, good food (and wine too). Ah and naturally there are a lot of fans of your books!
Jul. 9th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
how much time do you have for writing?
With all the other work you have to do, how much time do you have for writing? Do you budget a certain number of hours/day? Does your assistant help you with scheduling your work? Such as now you need to write, and then cuts off all calls and so on? I would think with all the projects you have going, its hard to juggle them.

btw, does Ty Franck still work for you? I think you mentioned a different assistant. I just picked up Leviathan Wakes. It has gotten terrific reviews. I really liked some of Daniel Abraham's other books and I am really looking forward to it.
Jul. 9th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Not much rest there. How do you do it??? SDCC is on my bucket list. Enjoy!
Jul. 9th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
So, can we expect the sixth book by the next week?
Jul. 9th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wish you good luck for the con and for the visit in Spain.
I just was able to watch season two of Game of Thrones and started to re-write the books.. book 10 (in Germany the books are splited into more books than in English) will be released later this month in Germany and I can´t wait...
Jul. 9th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the two days back. :)
And safe journeys to San Diego and Spain.
Jul. 9th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
It was a great many positive adjectives to have you here last week, and we can't thank you enough. I know we'll try.

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
Helen Marshall
Jul. 9th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Clarion West!
Thanks again, George, for taking time to teach out of your busy schedule! We all had such a fantastic time, and we learned a ton.

For all those out there, yes, George is about as amazing in person as you would expect him to be.

Jul. 9th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
I wish I was going to get to see you in San Diego... unfortunately I can't go to Comic Con... :(

I hope you have fun and decide to go next year (I think I can be there next year!)
Jul. 9th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh! Is there a new calendar this year at Comicon? :)
Jul. 10th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Yes. By Marc Simonetti.
(no subject) - ghoulgurl - Jul. 10th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 9th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
One of the best lines I stole from the Flying Karamazov Brothers is:
“A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. And so do I.”
Jul. 9th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Good luck and happy travelling to Spain! I really enjoy your entries here ;)
Jul. 10th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
you should come and teach classes in New Zealand! You know, because it doesn't sound like you're busy enough at the moment. ;)

Have an amazing time in Spain! xoxo
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