For all you Atlanta locals: fosteronfilm is giving away advance screening tickets to Pan’s Labyrinth for next Wednesday (the 17th). Check out his website for details.
And the session begineth. So far . . . on day three . . . it’s not that bad. It’s very hopping; I worked from noon ’til 6ish on Sunday and have stayed late every night this week (and expect to stay late every night until the session ends), but I haven’t felt overwhelmed or unduly stressed. Although I did make a blunder yesterday that required six bills to be re-done. The Georgia legislature has some spelling peculiarities, and I didn’t realize that we spell “statewide” with a hyphen: “state-wide.” And those six bills were all drafted using the same template I’d edited. Doh!
Won’t be forgetting that one anytime soon.
I got home last night just in time to get ready for bed, but it wasn’t that troubling. fosteronfilm was at an IMAGE salon, so he wasn’t home anyway. Although, poor Hobkin. He was a little anxious at the change in routine. I startled him when I came home–he’s not a brave beastie–and he bolted for the hutch. Unfortunately, he was in such a hurry, his aim was off. He bonked right into the hutch leg, missing the opening completely. Didn’t phase him, though. He bounced off and then scampered under it. Silly fuzzwit. I’m worried that one day he’ll concuss himself doing that.
Had some qualms about what the MARTA would be like late at night, both on the long waits front as well as the scariness one, but as it turns out, I haven’t had to wait longer than ten minutes for a nighttime train, and the stations are well lit and still pretty populated at the times I’ve been riding.
No writing accomplished. No surprise there.
– My January Writing for Young Readers column, “A Writer’s Resolution: I Will Submit.” (With thanks to n_decisive for the inspiration on the subject matter.)
– Personal pass plus invite to try again from Escape Pod on a reprint. Snartleblast.
– Contract from Aberrant Dreams for “Living With a Shoulder Monster.” Signed and sent back.
– Payment from Hub for “Wanting to Want.” And I’m delighted the American dollar is so weak against the pound right now. I got a very favorable exchange rate.
Awww, seriously? Wow, shucks, and glad to be of service! 🙂
You just rock. I read this after finding out my credit union put a check through twice by accident, PLUS forgot to use our overdraft protection plan, so we were charged fees. The timing couldn’t be better! (They’re fixing it, but STILL…)
Absolutely. A total lifesaver. I had a different column topic that I’d been working on, but the research was taking way longer than I’d anticipated, and suddenly my deadline was looming, and it was getting pretty clear I needed to table that one and write something else or I wasn’t going to make it. So I was casting about for a new topic for January’s column, and the submission one dawned on me after our back-and-forth emails. Timely, seasonal, and something I could hammer out quickly. Huzzah!
Yikes and sympathy, on your credit union woes! I’m so glad they’re fixing it without making you jump through hoops. Credit unions seem to be better about that sort of thing than banks.
I have never wanted to be an Atlanta native so much in my life. I’d even brave another round with those steep-ass hills I spent all weekend trudging up and down at Dragon*Con to see PL early. For FREE.
Yah, there is some pretty steep trudging terrain around the Hyatt, isn’t there? I don’t notice it as much when I’m in a car or on a MARTA train, but hiking around downtown can get pretty grueling.
Uh, well, if you’re dedicated enough to drive the 4 hours from Tennessee to Atlanta for the Pan’s Labyrinth advance screening, seeing as I’ve got an in with the guy doing the giveaway and all, I can hook you up with tickets .
You are a vile, vile temptress, Miss Foster.
Hey, you only had to redo six bills? Not bad for a newbie repair bill.
Can’t wait to read the latest column. Just the push I need right now. I’m trying to do the sub-a-week (at least) routine myself.
You will find time to write and soon. Your muse will start haunting you during those train rides if you don’t.
Does Hobkin have skunk health insurance? Hope he doesn’t crash into any more hard surfaces any time soon. Poor baby.
Okay, I’ve now read the column. You never cease to amaze me, Eugie. I thought it would be a good pep talk, but I am also humbled by your wisdom (no, this is not sarcasm; there were several pearls included that I just did not know before). Thanks!