Paradise Lost II

Spent a lovely weekend in San Antonio, down on the Riverwalk!

The retreat “Paradise Lost” is focused on being a follow-up, created by Viable Paradise Workshop alumni, with similar critique sessions with peers and industry professionals.

This year (my first) I got to spend time with Jay Lake (Green) and John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed editor), with Steven Brust as guest lecturer.

Also, though, I got to meet some other neopro writers, like Seamus Bayne, TOC comrade from the latest issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, who created the event. Twitter crushes have been developed.

Just getting to soak up the little pieces that make a city uniquely it’s own would have been fantastic, worth my investment, but I also came back with new vision for writing, for myself AS a writer. And that’s worth my weight in gold. That’s no pittance, either, especially not after all that fantastic San Antone food.