On Saturday I leave for New Mexico to teach Taos Toolbox, a two-week intensive workshop in writing SF co-taught and organized by Walter Jon Williams. I've been preparing manuscripts for days; for the first week's critiques, attendees may submit up to 10,000 words. And all but one did.
The only problem with Taos is that much of New Mexico seems to be on fire. Nonetheless, we are going forward. Science fiction people are tough. So future blogs will come from this lovely, off-season ski lodge in the Carson National Forest: