Thankfully, yesterday was neither as long nor as grueling as I expected. Got home before 9:30. And, as an end of day pick-me-up, I received some amazing news.
Got it at work and just barely managed not to whoop out loud, but it was a close thing. Did babble it to my co-editors—after calling Matthew, of course; otherwise I would’ve gone ‘splody-boom at my desk. Unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to squee publicly about until next month.
So as not to be accused of being (too much of) a tease, here’s news I can tell: PodCastle asked me to narrate “Honored Guest” by Ellen Kushner for a forthcoming podcast. I read and adored this story when it was originally published in the Coyote Road anthology, so of course I said I’d be delighted to.
The current legislative session calendar has Crossover Day (Day 30) as this Friday. Blargh. Crossover Day is the deadline for when bills have to pass at least one chamber or be dropped, and usually goes to midnight or later for the legislature and therefore us Office of Legislative Counsel folks. Gonna be a loooong Friday night.
Next week, they’ll be in session for a few days, and then they’re recessing again for another week. At this rate, we’re going to be in session ’till May. So not happy.
In other (better) news, cdennismoore featured me as a Special Guest on his website and had some very nice things to say .
1,000 words on the new story. Working title: “Rampion.” The Georgia General Assembly reconvenes in one week. Can I finish it before then? Urg.
Wrote 2.5K words on a new story. Yep, during session. How? Because the General Assembly is adjourning for two #@$! weeks to hash out the budget. I mean “yay.”
Most of the editors in my office have been laid low by a cold bug, including me (*sniffle cough*). No doubt Hobkin feels more chipper than I do right now, but does he get me soup? …’Course, his idea of comfort food is mealworms and crickets so that’s probably just as well.
In other news, Part IV: Temple of Mau and Part V: Healer’s Gift (conclusion) of “Gifts Not Asked For” is out in the January ’10 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly (I somehow missed when this issue came out originally). I’m also doing a week-long author Q&A on the Bards & Sages discussion forum during the week of 2/22. Be sure to swing by!
And it begins. Day 1 of the 2010 Georgia legislative session. Relinquishing my life to the state for the next three months. Gah! I mean “yay.”
Gah! Georgia’s legislative session doesn’t convene until next week, but it already feels like we’re deep into it. Oof. No more rush bills this morning, PLEASE.
MARTA commute painfully cold this AM. Waited for a train for 20 min in 15 F degrees outside due to a downstream delay. Can’t. Feel. Face.
Fork stuck into round one of 91-page bill. Brain now dazed and at half hit points; in dire need of healing surge. (Yes, I am a geek.)
Elbow deep in Georgia code, only slightly more fun than a Brillo Pad to the eye. But at least I’m catching up on lotso podcast episodes. Page proofs and new supplement/volume checking is fairly mindless, ideal for sticking in headphones and savoring some fabulous audio fiction.