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Going Dark

I’m leaving for Yaddo today, and I’ve promised myself there will be no blog-reading, tweeting, or Facebooking while I’m there. Wild with anticipation, of course, but there’s also a whiff of ‘trial by fire’ about the whole thing: either I have the most productive month of my life, or I go completely potty from internet withdrawal. (There is internet access, just not in the studios, and I know I won’t be sneaking into the WiFi area during working hours for fear of being seen. Sometimes shame is a very good thing.)

(What I’m packing: a copy of Mary Modern for the Yaddo library, some Petty Magic ARCs, one of the Moleskine notebooks Elliot gave me for Christmas, lots of looseleaf paper and gel pens, and a bunch of great books for research and/or pleasure. There’s also a book of Dürer etchings–I thought I might use them for inspiration, you know, just sit and ruminate on “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” until I start getting ideas. I’ll let you know how that little experiment goes.)

If I can get some good photos (and permission, when needed) I’ll be sure to post them (after 4pm!), and in the meantime this thing is set to auto-blog: more photos from Eastern Europe, great books, and some random nerdy stuff.

5 Comments to Going Dark

  1. Jenny's Gravatar Jenny
    March 31, 2010 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Have a great time! Hope it's a fruitful and rewarding experience. I'm sure there won't be anything interesting happening in internet-land anyway, you won't miss much 😉

  2. Pare's Gravatar Pare
    March 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    A MONTH?! I will miss you, but I hope you have a most excellent time.

    As Garrison Keillor says on The Writer's Almanac, "be well, do good work, and keep in touch."

    To Yaddo!

  3. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    March 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I was just sitting here thinking how lonely it will be this weekend 🙁

  4. Daniel Yuhas's Gravatar Daniel Yuhas
    April 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow – so exciting. Have a wonderful, productive time!

  5. Susan's Gravatar Susan
    April 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    We already miss you. W Court is just not the same!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.