Slept well, despite some strange dreams. Took some Rooibos Lemon Twist to work, herbal tea instead of green. Feeling much better today. I’m such a creature of habit.
Watched Bend It Like Beckham courtesy of Netflix last night. Enjoyable, but nothing to rave about. I liked listening to the commentary. Gave me more insight into Indian family culture.
“Second Daughter” is now up at Story Station. Hurray! I quite like this little folk tale. I’m glad it’s been so positively received by so many editors. And as soon as the Story Station folks pay me, it’ll have earned $.03/word, total. Not too shabby.
Write a review for Tangent of the new Sci-Fiction story “Jumpers” by Mary Rosenblum and sent it to my editor.
Queried Abyss & Apex on a story of mine they’ve had for two months now. Normally I’d wait longer, but their response times are usually so quick, plus they’ve been having email issues, so I wanted to make sure a reply hadn’t gotten lost into the virtual ether.
Also sent a reprint story for consideration to 9, my first submission to them. They’re the biggest Greek language paper, a weekly, and they print one SF story in each issue. They translate English language stories to Greek and are receptive to reprints, although they buy all rights to their translation. And so I stick a tentative toe into the non-English language publication pool. Hope the water’s nice.
And, holy moly, I saw on the Wildside Press bulletin Board that H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror is in the process of getting a new distribution deal which will put an extra 15,000 copies out on the newsstands starting with issue #2. Now I’m getting all excited about when “Within Your Soul I Sightless See” will appear in it! That’s some nice circulation figures.
Loved ‘Second Daughter’, Eugie!! The whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking what a great picture book it would make.
Thanks, Maggie! I’m glad you liked it! I would love for it to be made into a picture book. Do book publishers accept reprints?
Honestly, I have no idea how the picture book market works. But I don’t see why not. The people who would read that magazine are probably not the same people who would buy it as a children’s book.
Hmm. Now I must get ye olde children’s book publisher’s guidelines out . . . Thanks for the suggestion!
I liked “Second Daughter.” It will most likly have my brain trying to think up reasons for all the different beliefs behind what is lucky and what is unlucky.
Glad you liked it!
Different beliefs revolving around luck is actually what inspired me to write it in the first place. I grew up with a mother who’d incorporated all of her cultural superstitions and American superstitions into a weird, funky faith thing. I stopped being superstitious at a very young age, primarily out of annoyance, I suspect . . .
I followed your suggestion and created a blog here. It is Aldebar Prime, and I am Aldeygirl. Wow, it seems like you are really keeping busy. How do you make time for all this and write and publish so much.
P.S. I added you to my friends list
Re: Hi Eugie
Hi Teresa! Welcome to the craziness which is LiveJournal. I’ve friended you back. Happy blogging!
A second cheer
Looks like a good streak for you 🙂
Re: A second cheer
Thanks! Now I just need to get some words on the page . . .