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Ellen Datlow and the holiday weekend



This morning, I'm off to the latest
GSHW meeting at the East Brunswick Library in New Jersey, where award winning editor, Ellen Datlow (aka [info]ellen_datlow*), will give a talk on 'How to "Impress an Editor" & sell fiction in today's volatile publishing industry'.  

Ellen's trophy cabinet is about the size of a U-Haul trailer, so you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be taking plenty of notes.

 
 

GSHW
meeting's are open to the public, so if you'd like to come along, we'd love to see you there (Ellen's presentation starts at noon).

After the post-meeting chinwag at the local diner, my critique group will slink off to a corner table to tear apart each other's work offer constructive critiques on each other's offerings.

Other than that I've got a quiet few days here in the US, where it's a Bank Holiday weekend, in honor of that famous American detective, Columbo.

 
 

We really should see about having a 'Sherlock Holmes Day' back in England. 

How about you?

What are your plans for the weekend?  

 



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wordsrmylife
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Happy Columbo weekend to you, too. I second the idea of a Sherlock Holmes holiday. Of course, everyone would need to wear deerstalkers for the occasion.

Enjoy your writing-focused day.
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, Katherine. Being English, I already wear my deerstalker whenever I can :)
msstacy13
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Oh, just one other thing, sir.
I've decided to make the second saturday of each month dusting and vacuuming day,
so I have all that still to look forward to.
And tomorrow, I'll try to get to Mass while hoping to miss the homily.
I'm hoping the New Orleans Blend coffee I ordered arrives today.

Gosh, what an exciting life I lead.
:)
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, just one other thing, sir.
Maybe you should jazz it up a little.

Try dusting the church after Mass, then invite the congregation for a get together at chez Stacy, where you could serve up some of that vacuum sealed coffee :)
msstacy13
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, just one other thing, sir.
Maybe even have a signing.
You're good.
:)
msstacy13
Oct. 9th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
musingaloud
Oct. 9th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
LOL, that is the best description of the upcoming "holiday" I've ever heard. We should rename the day!
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Peter Falk is worth celebrating ;)
serge_lj
Oct. 9th, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
A merry Columbo Day!
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
You too, Serge :)
bogwitch64
Oct. 9th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Leave it to you to make me wish (however briefly!) I hadn't left NJ. Buggers! I'll be down in North Haledon tomorrow, otherwise I might just be tempted to come down today. Ah, well.

Yes, it's mean-evil-rotten-explorer day, as my kids always called it, on Monday. In this household, no one's staying home so it's just another Monday--thank GOODNESS! :)
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Have fun :)
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jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
It was only a 1,000 flash piece. No major changes needed, so I'll tweak it a bit and send it out next week.

I'm so glad Lady Zweipunktnull enjoyed Fur-Face. Has she entered the Win-A-Kindle contest yet?
mguibord
Oct. 9th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
Ha- have a great time at the conference!
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it was just a regular GSHW meeting, but most excellent, all the same :)
tracy_d74
Oct. 9th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am editing and reading and watching a netflix film and being lazy in between all those exciting events. Take copious notes and share with us little people . . . i mean your friends. :)
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the film. Which one is it?
tracy_d74
Oct. 9th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
I actually ended up reading and watching silly movies (never been kissed, because i said so, sydney white) on lifetime. there is always tomorrow. ;)
jongibbs
Oct. 10th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
Almost always ;)
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