General writing update: I've been theoretically working on Oz on the Half-Shell since late April. I may have managed about 1 scene a week -- which technically is about as much writing as one new story a week, but feels like way less than that. I should be able to do one scene every 1-2 days.
This morning I did a little work on an old story called Unpossible, which I might try to write finally. I also plotted another story I'm calling Them Bones.
Saturday was writer's night and was held in Woodinville at Matt's place. I have to admit that I forgot to Google it or verify the directions needed to drive there, but this is the third or forth time I've been there and I was able to remember the route well enough to figure it all out without getting lost. Turns out Chuck tried to come but got all the way to Woodinville and got lost, and wasn't able to call anyone I guess. :/ Anyway we had Gene and Jeff and Jeri-Lynn and Matt and myself.
Gene read a short story that he'd written a very long time ago, which Mike found while they were in the process of moving. He only had a printed paper copy, no electronic copy, that's how old the story was. But it was a nice short story about a cat (a lynx I think?) raised by wolves who meets an otter, nothing too fancy but well worth keeping. I liked it.
I dug through all of the Grandpa Anarchy stories I wrote in the first part of April (most of them are not as terrible as I remembered) and I picked out one that includes the sidekick Glass Cannon. I posted it to my blog today; it's called By Any Other Name. People only had a few minor suggestions/corrections which I managed to fix before the evening was done.
Matt made a cake and had fried chicken and side dishes. Several of us took extra chicken and things home. It was a fun evening. ^_^