Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Week 14: Convention Postgame
If you're wondering what The Impossible Goal is, you can read about it here.
"I gotta shorten my writing even more."
-- Me, immediately after the realtime contest.
Dance with the one that brung ya, which applies to the contests but NOT the Saturday night President's party. When I wrote short, I wrote gold. When I started needing to write stuff out, bleah. That having been said, I got 95% on the speed testimony and the realtime literary, which were the two legs I most wanted to pass.
Shorten it up more, and I need to practice the trance. Where I can zone out and not think about anything, but just let the words flow from my ears to my fingers.
Convention thoughts: Plan what you're wanting to attend, but be flexible for the golden unplanned moments -- you run into someone in the lobby and have a nice long conversation. Meet someone new in the hallway and you end up going to dinner with them and several other friends you just met. Chitchat with your CAT tech support guy, and the LIGHT COMES ON when you learn a new software trick that will save you so much time. Learn something new. See people you've only known through Facebook. Have a great conversation with someone you've always admired. Dance so hard Saturday night your legs and knees ache the next day.
The annual convention only comes once a year (hence the name "annual"), so enjoy it to the fullest.