Still in considerable amounts of pain. But I felt guilty about staying home. I’m not feverish or nauseated, just very pained. For some reason, I don’t think that qualifies as enough misery to be on sick leave. So I went into the office with the clever plan of “taking it easy” today.
Y’know, it’s really hard to “take it easy” when what exacerbates one’s condition is typing and mousing (especially mousing for some reason), and what one does at one’s job involves an intense level of typing and mousing. Ouch.
– Got the edits from Spider/Cricket for “The Tax Collector’s Cow.” Fun!
– Also received a solicitation from an editor from a pro-zine for fiction . This has only happened to me once before, and it remains quite a thrill. Everything I have is making the rounds, so I scrutinized my logs to 1. find a story that might be suitable for their publication and 2. determine whether the market that story was at currently was okay with simultaneous submissions. Amazingly enough, there was such a creature, and off it went. The editor liked it, but it didn’t quite work for him. Still, it was nice being asked. And can’t beat under twenty-four hours for a response time. But that leaves me still jonesing for a sale.
– My review of the “The Key” by Ilsa J. Bick is up at Tangent.
– Wrote a review of this week’s Sci-Fiction story, “Beautiful Stuff” by Susan Palwick, for Tangent and sent it off to ye olde editor.
– In the process of writing a critique for Critters (for your story, britzkrieg).
– Heard from the director of the writer’s track at Dragon*Con. She’s scheduled me for a panel. Not sure which one yet, or when it is, but she’s already got me down. With that panel, the two for the YA Lit track, and my talk for Ann, that fills up my “Guest” dance card. Wonder if I’ll have time to sleep at all during the convention . . .
– Sent an order to Nathan of Scrybe Press for copies of Ascendancy of Blood to hawk at Dragon*Con. So if anyone wants a signed copy, I’ll have them there!
– And managed 500 new words on the SF piece. Chug-a-chug.