For those who are unaware, I’m going to be a guest at BYU’s Life, The Universe and Everything symposium this week. I won’t be a guest of honor, though, probably because I have a beard.
This will be my first time hanging around the campus since I graduated. I look forward to it. I’m particularly excited to sneak out of the con and go to the Carl Bloch exhibit.
Anyway, my schedule for the week is this:
(Panel with: Robison Wells, James Dashner, Jessia Day George (M), Lesli Muir Lytle)
I’m quite excited for this one, because I really love these genres and like to talk about them and because James and Jessica are really awesome. (I’m sure Lesli is awesome too, but I don’t know her.)
5:00pm—The Art of Podcasting
(Panel with Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and Robison Wells)
I find this one to be all kinds of hilarious, since my podcast is all of three episodes old. Still, I’m a rabid podcast fan, so assuming we’re talking about podcasts rather than how-to podcast, then I’ll be fine. And if it’s how-to, then I’ll defer to the brains.
5:00pm—What You Can And Can’t Do In A YA Novel
(Panel with Mette Ivie Harrison, Elana Johnson, Bree DeSpain, Robison Wells, J. Scott Savage)
This one promises to be interesting, because the obvious answer (having read lots of YA) is: you can do anything in a YA novel, and people have. The stickier question is: what should you do in a YA novel.
1:00pm-3:00pm—Writing Excuses podcast
With Brandon Sanderson away at another convention, I’m going to be filling in as the third wheel as they record several episodes of the show. We’re also going to be playing several games from The Appendix podcast. It’s a crossover episode!
Project Six Weeks
I haven’t been updating every day, but things are moving forward well. Last week I had an epiphany of why the beginning of the book was so terrible, so I’ve actually gone back and rewritten the first four chapters from scratch, and I’m quite pleased with the change. Today I’ve already gotten 4000 words!