dude_the flew back to Illinois yesterday. fosteronfilm and I are settling back into our normal, daily routines. Actually, “routine” for me is more like frantically trying to catch up on all the things that piled up between Utah and the Superbowl. *gurgle*
I also managed to wrench my back. Probably “wrench” is the wrong word. It’s more like I put too much strain on it over a prolonged period of time and now it refuses to bend without sending jagged pain through me. I need a new human suit; this one doesn’t work right anymore.
Emailed a query to Here & Now since I still haven’t received either my contrib. copies of issue 7 or payment.
Spent most of the morning doing Tangent work, publishing reviews and answering correspondences. I think I’m mostly caught up on that front now. Although there’s still the strange email submission I received that appears to be (and I’m being charitable here) some sort of disjointed, narrative-free flash fiction or perhaps a rambling stream-of-consciousness note from someone suffering from dementia. Huh. Informing someone with an obviously poorly considered marketing strategy that Tangent is not a fiction publication is rather low on the list of items that need my attention.
Next up, The Town Drunk work. Once more into the breach! *limp*
– 1-day “exceptionally well written story that, unfortunately, is not for us” from Baen’s Universe with a “We definitely would like to hear from you again.” You betcha they’re going to be hearing from me again!
– 56-day SALE of “Fade to Black” to Greek-language ‘zine Ennea. Amusingly, this story hasn’t been published in English yet, so its first publication will be in a language I can’t read.
I got a strange email that I believe went to you as well. Is that the one you are talking about? I didn’t know what to make of it so I put it in my favorite folder called “trash”.
Hope your back feels better! Do you need some Ben Gay?
Yeah, that was one was odd too, but believe it or not, the email I’m referring to was a different one. There’s odd folks out there who believe themselves to be writers . . .
Consider getting a different kind of suit — humans can be so fragile. I’d suggest something more like a vorpal bunny, honestly. Just make sure you can still type so we find out how it goes.
Ooo! A Vorpal Bunny suit sounds fabulous. Do you think I’d be able to pick one of those up on eBay?
If Olympics coverage is any indicator, apparently you can get ANYTHING on eBay!
Eugie, have you ever seen a TV series called “Sports Night”? And I can’t remember if I asked you about having seen “House, MD” before either …
I’ll be damned if dude_the will be the only one to get you and DH addicted to TV series! 😀
Sports Night nope, but House most definitely! We’re huge fans. Gotta love Hugh Laurie. We’ve been fans of his since the Blackadder series.
It took me a couple of weeks to cotton on he was in Blackadder. *headdesk-thunk*
Totally different character and a wonderful testiment to his acting genius!
*ponders best way to get you hooked on Sports Night*
DVD-Saturday, say, w/e after next?
“I need a new human suit; this one doesn’t work right anymore.”
I want to steal this for a prompt! It makes me giggle, and opens all kinds of doors of weirdness.
Congrats on your sale! Even if it is in Greek for the first publish. Now that story gets its own special honor!
Thank you! I’m not sure if it’s a writerly milestone, seeing a story first published in a language you can’t read, but it ought to be.
Congrats on the Greek sale!
My third collection of my own stories sold in Greece (as well as in Catalan, Spanish, and German) before finally selling in English.
Ooo. Do you happen to read Greek (or Catalan, Spanish, or German for that matter)?
Catalan (I can read but not speak)
German=tourist german, but can’t actually read it (although I did once publish a poem I translated into German myself, but it was only 6 lines long)
A relative, maybe? I have a few like that.
Stupid question coming: how can you figure out the guidelines of a magazine written in a language you can’t read?
Read it in English, maybe? 😀
No, seriously. Try here.
Thanks. Helps a little bit. Faeries looks pretty cool. Good thing I know some French.
Ahhh! Thanks to both of you!
I’m glad to hear the signing went well (I know, different post, but I haven’t had computer access for three days, so I thought I’d just reply to all at once). I wish I could have been there…couldn’t you do a signing in some place with less traffic? 😉
I need a new human suit; this one doesn’t work right anymore.
Hey, you can have mine when I’m done with it…it’s not as pretty, but it works better.
“Hey, you can have mine when I’m done with it“
Ooo, cool! Hey, does that mean you have an in for replacement suits? Black market human suits . . . *cackle* Now there’s much fodder for a story there.
Would it be titled “My Friend Has a Lesbian Human Suit”? Perfect sequal to “My Friend is a Lebian Zombie” don’t you think? 😉
Why am I getting visions of an X-Rated Men In Black movie … ? 😛
Lesbian human suits for the roach-aliens? Scary.