Slept like a lump last night. Tipped over after dinner, woke up briefly at midnight to get ready for bed, and then fell back asleep. Laid down with Hobkin nestled under my chin, and woke up in the exact same position when my alarm went off. Seems like both of us got a good night’s rest.
It was confirmed by John Betancuort of Wildside Press that all DNA Publications titles will be part of the new 15K distribution deal. So not only will HPL get a circulation bump, but so will Dreams of Decadance! (And, of course, all the other DNA mags I haven’t sold to . . . yet). Sweet.
Did a couple Critters critiques. Good stories actually, better than the usual stuff. (#9714 & #9709 if anyone is keeping track.)
Took a stab at re-working “Blind Love.” Decided to take gardenwaltz‘s suggestion and intersperse the text with stanzas from classic works to punctuate the myth. I’m uneasy about it, as I’ve never done it before, but it does frame the story nicely. And I decided that I really didn’t like the title “Blind Love” and have re-titled it “Caught Between a Twofold Way” which I like much better. Although it’ll still go up in the Critters queue as “Blind Love” since Andrew uses the title as the key field and if I changed it, I’d lose my place in the queue. I think it’s one or two more passes away from being at the first draft stage. Making progress.
Received a #2 form rejection from Asimov’s signed by Sheila Williams with an invitation to send more. Not as good as a personalized rejection, or, of course, a sale, but better than the “you can’t write, you dope!” #1 form.
i’m glad it’s working for you. it should be fairly easy with greek myths to find a translation out of copyright range.
Re: text interspersal
I went with a translation of Homer dating 1857. Damn, but that really should be in public domain.
While I’ve heard of the website, what exactly do they do?
Critters.org is an online writers critique group for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It’s large and well run. You get your work critiqued in return for critiquing other people’s. It’s run by Dr. Andrew Burt, VP of the SFWA, and all of the manuscripts are password protected to preserve first publication rights. A very nice resource.