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I'm on the outer banks of North Carolina right now, sharing a house with some of the coolest people in writerdom. I am staring at the Atlantic Ocean as I type this. I am content.
Last night I fell asleep to the sound of the ocean. After a day spent traveling, the insomnia still had me up at 5am local time (3am for my seriously broken body clock). So then I got to watch the sun rise over the ocean.
I'm tired as hell, but the coffee is great, and the company even better. I'm one lucky guy.
I flew into Norfolk, VA yesterday afternoon, where the terrific and gentlemanly Daryl Gregory (en route from PA) swung by the airport to let me hitch a ride to our immense rented beach house. He took it all in stride, too, when I kept jabbering so much that we missed what the GPS told us to do.
Other than some general confusion about how to operate the showers in this puzzle house (thank you, Jenn Reese, for walking us through it) everything so far has been fantastic. I expect that to continue.
Here's the view from my bedroom:
Here on the Outer Banks, even the birdhouses are fancy:
It's quite nice to be back at sea level, and close to such a large body of water. I had forgotten what humidity feels like. It's also a pleasant surprise to be able to drink a cup of coffee before it goes cold.Close Permalink
It's wonderful when your skin hydrates and relaxes and becomes subtly but notably more sensitive.
However, upon the return to New Mexico the crackling sound as it dries out again can be quite disconcerting.
I kind of don't understand why tourists go to Outer Banks. Sensory deprivation? Probably makes it a good place to write. Hopefully you visited Kitty Hawk.
Scott, I did indeed discover that after a couple of days my skin no longer had the texture of a Reptiloid. Not that I've ever actually seen a Reptiloid. I just, you know, assume they'd have dry skin.
BK! I can attest that it was a very good place to write. I drove (well, rode) past Kitty Hawk at least twice and somehow never managed to get inside the actual park. I'm sort of bummed about that.
Unwalkers interview [English | French ]
Interview with Speculate! Podcast Interview with Adventures in SciFi Publishing
Ian Tregillis on the Sword and Laser Podcast
Ian Tregillis on John Scalzi's The Big Idea
Interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
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Interview with Mad Hatter Book Review
Interview with Apex Books
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An interview with the authors of Busted Flush at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview with Travis Heermann at The Write Line
9-way interview with the contributors to the Wild Cards novel Inside Straight at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview in the February, 2008 newsletter of the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
An extended interview with Ian Tregillis by Ty Franck, on www.wildcardsbooks.com.