Normally, I work Saturdays at the office job I have. Normally, I write Sundays with my year-round group that is part of NaNoWriMo. Normally.
Tomorrow, I’m leaving on the Great Train Escape from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland (and then to San Francisco). The train ride is approximately 11 hours long. The entire trip will be filled with writing, writing, more writing, beautiful views of the ocean, wonderful company, and maybe a little bit of napping, who knows.
Saturday will be spent writing and possibly touring San Francisco and some parts thereof. I don’t have the definitive plan yet, but I know it will be awesome. Awesome is good. And it means that I’m breaking from the normal pattern of my week and taking a mini-vacation (though it is more like a conference than anything).
Sunday morning will be feasting (I’m sure) and preparing for the Night of Writing Dangerously, and event held by the Office of Letters and Light (which runs NaNoWriMo). Basically this night is food, fun, candy, and yes, writing. I am looking forward to spending this time with a lot of the wonderful people of the LA region and from all over the writing world.
I am fortunate to have been gifted this experience by Sara McBride a truly generous spirit and wonderful friend. Thank you.