Heading up to SF this morning for the San Francisco Writers Conference. So much fun stuff – Po Bronson is doing the evening keynote tonight, and the program is good this year. Oh! And Chris Baty from NaNoWriMo will be there – I won't be in his talk, but I will be shaking his hand. Love NaNo. I'm looking forward to the sessions on how the publishing industry works, and the session on adapting your book for the screen. I'm bringing my camera, so hopefully I'll have some good shots to share with you on Monday.
And, cross your fingers for me – THE MIDNIGHT SON is a finalist for the adult fiction award in the conference contest. I'll find out tomorrow after lunch if I've won!
adoxography: good writing on a trivial subject
Myths, symbols, and folklore
squirrel: "In Germanic mythology it is sacred to the god of fire and the god of thunder, and it lived in the world ash tree, Yggdrasil. In antiquity the squirrel was a symbol of Hermes because of its ability to move to many different levels." (Herder)