In between writing and making phone calls for freelance work, I have been jumping around the blog-o-sphere, reading what other applicants are thinking about (anxiety, anticipation, fear of failure, determination). Leaving a few comments, too. Trying not to be such a lurker. It's nice to feel like I'm in touch with other writers on this particular wavelength.
Also, I've been making the rounds on library websites for books by the workshop authors. Here's what I've come up with so far:
-- Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand, at public library (nabbed it)
-- Nebula Awards anthology #31 and 28 (1997 and 1994) which include shorts by Hand and Kim Stanley Robinson, respectively
-- The Year's Best Science Fiction 14th Annual Collection, with a story by Paul Park. He's the only person I'm having trouble finding (for free, anyway) on the shelf
I may get started on those later in the week or while I'm munching down snacks at work on Tuesday.