Clarion Write-a-thon wrapup: many words, much money for a good cause

12jun24_clarion_badgeIt's the last night of the Clarion Write-a-thon, the third annual event that raises money to support the the legendary Clarion Writers' workshop for new science fiction authors, and the good news is that the effort has raised nearly $16,000, thanks to the efforts of more than 200 writers (and more than 230 sponsors!)

I'm happy to report that my total word count was 6,761, which is less than I hoped, but I spent the time focusing on a key chapter of the book, and wrote two entirely new scenes that weren't even in the outline. So personally, I'm happy.

And I have to thank the folks who sponsored me: Bill Bly, Karen J Fowler, Fran Wilde, Kari Maaren, and Cory Doctorow. Their donations mean so much for the Clarion workshop, and to me personally.

Thank you Bill, Karen, Fran, Kari, and Cory.