The first Dragon*Con director’s meeting was tonight. It always seems to be right before the legislative session convenes, right when I’m frantically trying to get as much taken care of before everything gets put on hold. Guess that’s what laptops are for. Multitasking is me.
The Killers anthology, edited by Colin Harvey, with my story “Beautiful Summer,” is a finalist in the 2nd Annual Black Quill Awards in the category of “Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection.” Go vote, y’all!
• 2.6K on The Stupid Novel. Didn’t manage to get it to zero draft, but damn, I’m so close.
• Not technically a “sale,” but my first story acceptance of 2009. Reprint of “Running on Two Legs” will be in the Pet Rescue/Humane Society Relief Anthology charity project. This anthology will benefit companion animals in need due to Hurricane Ike. Animal welfare is near and dear to my heart, and I’m delighted to be able to do something to help out.
• To go with my first story acceptance of the year, also saw my first published story of 2009: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” in issue #220 of Interzone. Yay! Shiny cover:
Cover by Adam Tredowski.
Way to go, Eugie! A double whammy to start the year off right! Congrats!
Thanks, sweetie! January’s starting off pretty good.
Congrats on a great start to the new year, Eugie!
Congrats! (And that is a really cool cover.)
Thanks! And yeah, isn’t it? Adam Tredowski does great work.
Congratulations on the reprint anyway. It’s nice when your stories go out and get a second job.
Thanks! Y’know, I seem to remember hearing somewhere that it was harder to sell reprints, but my general experience indicates the opposite. Huh.
I have to admit, I haven’t really tried much….::new goal for self:: ;o)
Reprint of “Running on Two Legs” will be in the Pet Rescue/Humane Society Relief Anthology charity project.
Awwww… That’s awesome!
And I was out of town and running dial-up when the news came through about your blurb from Le Guin. Belated congrats!
Thanks and thanks!
“And I was out of town and running dial-up “
Dial-up?? Agh! How did you not have fits?
Congratulations on both counts. I came over from Facebook (MG Ellington there)
Thanks and welcome!
I just wanted to say that I read “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” in the latest issue of Interzone and nearly a week after I’ve read it bits still keep popping into my mind at odd moments. It’s one of the best stories I’ve read in a long time, one that I didn’t have to force myself to finish, and that I wanted to re-read as soon as I’d got to the end. So, thank you for that.
Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled my story made such an impression on you. It’s every writer’s ambition to create a work that resonates and remains memorable after “the end.” Your comment made my day .
Congratulations, Eugie! I just finished ‘Returning My Sister’s Face’ yesterday and enjoyed each and every story *so* much! Your writing is so lyrical and lovely, and I truly loved the beautiful spirituality that wove gently through the book. Bravo! 😀