The Turkey City writer's workshop is going to be on October 30, the day after my wedding. This isn't a problem; we're not going on a honeymoon immediately. The problem is that, unbeknownst to me, there is limited space, and I RSVP'd too late. In other words, I didn't get in. I can still rub elbows and hang out at the after party, but I missed my shot at the critiques. Worse still, Bruce Sterling is moving to California. I can get in on the next Turkey City, but he won't be there. There are plenty of other good writers there to work with, but it would have been neat to have one of my favorite authors critique my work!
Ah, well . . .