Monday, April 14, 2014

Conventions

By this time on Thursday, I'll be at Norwescon, a local science fiction and fantasy convention with some gaming and alternative lifestyle panels thrown in.  I haven't been to this convention in a long time, and this will be the first I'll be going and focusing on my writing.

I'm still working my way through Camp Nanowrimo, though it's going slower than I had hoped.  Some new characters appeared out of nowhere, and for some reason I decided to write it in first-person present tense.  For the most part it's working, but I still have a feeling that it's something that'll have to be fixed in post.  I'm hoping that I'll be able to spend some time in the writing panels at the convention, and get some inspiration (or at least, some tips on what not to do) while I'm there.

There's also just something so beautiful about going away from home and away from the day-to-day obligations.  I won't get as much written as I want to, because I always go into these kinds of situations with these grand and glorious plans of writing all day and into the night.  Then I get distracted by a six-hour-long Mah Jongg marathon, and there went that plan.  Still, it's a chance to see friends, to put time aside to at least think about writing, and hopefully get a boost on my word count.

Do you go to conventions?  If so, what are your favorites?  Do you find yourself more productive or less when away from home and surrounded by like-minded folks?