View From a Hotel Balcony, 3/23/17: Chapel Hill!

Yes! I have a balcony this time! And it is lovely. I may go out and write on it. Being on tour has its occasional perks.

I’m in Chapel Hill tonight, at the great Flyleaf Books, where the fun begins at 7pm. If you’re in the area, come on by and see me!

Tomorrow, I return to Richmond, VA for the first time in ten years (yikes! Where does the time go) at the Fountain Bookstore. If you’re near Richmond, I would love to see you there!

Also, in this short entry I have used up all my all explanation points for the day!

17 Comments on “View From a Hotel Balcony, 3/23/17: Chapel Hill!”

  1. ALL your explanation points?? But….what if you need to explain things to us?? What will WE DO??

  2. You’re in my old stomping grounds! I went to college in Durham (just up the 15-501 from CH), and I’m a Richmond native. Say “Howdy!” to everyone (a bunch of people you don’t know) for me?

  3. If you hanker for some good Italian food, be sure to hit Mamma ’Zu while you’re in Richmond. Bring cash or a checkbook – no cards there.

  4. Enjoyed seeing you at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh last night. That’s my third or fourth trip down there to attend one of your appearances. You give me a good excuse to get down off the mountain and have a “me” day. You’re going to love “Sing Street”. Just go ahead and buy the soundtrack and hang on to it until you watch the movie, because you’re going to want it. :)

  5. Ah, but is there a view of a parking lot from that balcony?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

  6. Oh bugger. Just finished “The Collapsing Empire”. Now I have to wait an absolutely unreasonable amount of time for the sequel.

    Pouting is not a good look for me, you know.

  7. Hmmm. How many of those trees do you think will need to be felled to make enough room for a good car parking building??
    Or maybe the balcony is atop one!!
    Today is now officially !! & ?? Day.

  8. The Siena, it looks like. Really nice place, and the restaurant is a “special occasions” type of place. The public library (which has many of your books) is uphill from there – 5 min walk, less if you cut through the woods.

  9. I really like the idea of rationing punctuation marks. It might make people think twice before they stick an apostrophe where no apostrophe should be.

  10. Ok; I’ve finished ‘The Collapsing Empire’, and I have just one question:

    What are you doing, hanging around admiring a balcony when you should be writing the next one?

    Actually, there’s more than one question: What is Tor thinking of in allowing you to potter round, meeting interesting people, who love reading your books? This is no way to treat the people who need to know what happens next; other writers do cliffhangers, but you set off earthquakes too big for the Richter Scale to measure.

    Scalzi, your insistence on quakes so big they can only be measured on the moment magnitude scale, is a harsh, harsh thing to do to your readers, and the least thing you can do in return is to get back to the keyboard.


    As for Tor, I do feel some soul-searching is in order…

  11. I saw you got churros on Twitter. Are Twitters part of your tour rider? Are churros featured in TCE?

  12. OK finished Collapsing Empire, now I have to wait but maybe we can get the rest done like the Human Division…. Collapsing Empire as a serial would be awesome and I wouldn’t have to wait a year…

  13. Just getting ready to leave for Richmond to see you at Fountain Books! Very much looking forward to it! Hope you have a nice parking lot, balcony, view, outside your hotel window in Richmond.
    There, I think I’ve used up my punctuation quota for today!

  14. punctuation quotas one more hanging vestige of malign obamacare our new president will cut taxes on punctuation if he can get congress to go along then writers can be great again

    in the meantime you will note i am pursuing a tax avoidance strategy also i am a hopping cockroach

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