Shopping and writing

And lo, there was much holiday-related consumer activity. Our Christmas shopping is almost done, although I still don’t know what to get Hobkin.


Writing Stuff

The crits are in; tomorrow I start on my rewrite of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest etc.” Hoping to have it out the door by the end of this week.

– “Wanting to Want” is now out in the premiere issue of the new U.K. ‘zine, Hub. Yay!

– An invitation to submit to an anthology put out by a new publishing outfit. I recognize the name of one of the editors; I’m sharing a ToC with him in an upcoming issue of GrendelSong, and he dropped me a very nice email letting me know he enjoyed my story in GS#1. Pondering whether I’ll have time to put together a story by the deadline, since the first three months of next year are dedicated to the legislative session, and I wanted to try to do that whole novel thing again afterward. But I hate turning down an invite to submit anywhere.

New Words:
– 100 on “By Oak, Bramble, and Metro.” At least they were constructive words. I think I’ve got a direction now for the ending. I think.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,878 / 4,500

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11 Responses to Shopping and writing

  1. neo_prodigy says:

    re: gift idea for hobkin

    have you considered maybe a shirt or sweater or some cute accessory for him to wear?

  2. ruralwriter says:

    Hobkin Present

    I don’t have a pet skunk, but I do know the skunks around here like to dig up bees and eat them. I wonder if Hobkin would enjoy a bee toy? My cat *loves* this toy called a “Cat Whack” – which is a rubber “bee” that “flies” on a wire above a rubber ball. This is the best photo I could find of the Cat Whack. My cat’s had his toy for 7 months of nearly daily play and hasn’t broken it and it’s seemed pretty safe and all, but, again, I don’t know much about skunks.

    Wow; isn’t it funny what an important priority for us it is to find presents for the fur babies? My white fur person already has a peacock feather in his stocking.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: Hobkin Present

      Thanks for the suggestion! If they made a cricket-on-a-wire toy, Hobkin would probably love it. Or perhaps he’d find it irritating when he discovered that the toy wasn’t edible . . .

      Our little guy is most frustrating to buy for in that he doesn’t seem interested in toys. The most interest he’s shown in playing with anything are tissues, which he shreds with joyful abandon, and the mail–ditto shred, ditto joyful abandon. But even then, his attention span is fleeting. He’s gotten little packs of tissues in his stocking in past years (and wow, that’s a lot of clean-up in that aftermath). Maybe I should stock up some junk mail . . .

      Wow; isn’t it funny what an important priority for us it is to find presents for the fur babies?

      Hee! Well, they’re important parts of our families, and these holidays are all about family. It’d be wrong to exclude them.

      • ruralwriter says:

        Re: Hobkin Present

        They sure like to keep us on our pawpads, don’t they?

        I can also relate to dress-up difficulties. My fur baby revolted last year when we tried a Santa hat on him. He was one unjolly kitty. Good luck with the present search!

  3. Not to belittle Hobkin shopping (I’m stumped), but perhaps you should fit in a story for the new anthology? Another positive statistic and who knows what VIP might see this one (in addition to all your adoring fans)!

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