Breaking Radio Silence: Refinancing and Sinner reprint sale(s)

I know it’s been a while since I posted. Partly I was trying to avoid exacerbating my wing stubs so as to give them a chance to heal—which seems to have worked; let’s hear it for not being in perpetual pain—and partly it’s been insane-busy these last couple weeks.

The Georgia code page proofs are starting to come in at work, which curtails big chunks of my footloose and fancy freetime. Was utterly mowed down by the granddaddy of lingering sinus headaches. Days and days of “ow my head hurts, ow my arms hurt, ow ow OW.” This is also the busiest time of year for fosteronfilm. He’s making his final selections for the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival, and he’s also still putting in hours as a census worker. And, for the evil icing on the cupcake-o-overwhelmed, we decided this was the time to refinance our mortgage. Did the math—historically low interest rates and all—and realized refinancing would go leaps and bounds towards offsetting this year’s financial hemorrhage.

So, while I was feeling pitiful and pained, and Matthew was stressing over his film festival spreadsheet and evaluating second cut (or third cut in a couple cases) film submissions, we were also filling out refinancing forms, reviewing and assembling piles of paperwork, making varied and sundry phone calls, and comparing and contrasting the bids we got. If I hadn’t already had a headache, the paperwork alone would’ve brought one on.

We ended up opting to do a short lock on our refinancing application, resulting in a much shorter time-frame between initial application to closing. We did it to lock in a lower interest rate when it looked like they were starting to creep back up, although as it turns out, they crept back down to the rate we locked in, so we didn’t really need to. However, assuming no eleventh-hour monkey wrenches, we close and finalize tomorrow. Rah.

But my head still hurts.

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In other news, I think I made another foreign reprint sale of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest,” but I’m waiting for a final communique from the editor before announcing the details. Yeah, sorry for the cryptic, but there’s a bit of a weirdness to this sale. I’m pretty sure it’ll turn out all good, but cryptic is the better part of valor for now.

And for some not-cryptic, I can’t believe I forgot to mention that this year’s Nebula Showcase Anthology is being edited by Kevin J. Anderson! Emailed him the manuscript file of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” and he said that contracts should be coming along shortly. *squee!* I’m going to be in a Nebula anthology! 😀

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