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Off to Oxford…

Mississippi, that is, for the Mid-South Creative Nonfiction Conference. By all reports a charming town, with a great bookstore and several good restaurants.

This is my first vacation by myself in over fifteen years — since I met Sandy –and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but I now feel a little stressed. I’ve done plenty of business travel on my own, and even a bit of obligatory family travel, just not personal time that was all about me.

Plus what if I show up and all the Writing People laugh at me?

On Thursday I have a workshop to keep me busy, and on Friday the events start at 3 p.m. It’s not as if I don’t have things to do to fill in those spare moments. At some point this week it burbled into my brain that I’m teaching a Writing for the Web workshop next week at NEFLIN, and I began pulling together the bare details — I can work on the wiki. I’m also taking a (ab-fab!) class on food writing through Stanford Continuing Ed, and I’m sure I’ll have homework.

Though lying in a bed reading til noon also sounds grand…

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