Wing stubs very painful. Seriously considering spending this weekend in a clonazepam haze. Ow.
Watched Sex, Lies, and Videotape last night. I liked James Spader in Secretary better.
94-day “Although your work has great potential, we must regrettably decline” from NFG.
63-day personal “not for us” from Space & Time.
69-day “nicely done, and well conceived but . . . ” from Brutarian.
Oof. Not a good day.
At the suggestion of JJA of F&SF (!), I’ve started researching a subgenre spotlight article for the Internet Review of Science Fiction on cyberpunk. He saw a discussion I had with Ellen Datlow (!) on the Tangent newsgroup, and sent me an email saying that since I seemed knowledgeable on the subject, I should write this essay and submit it to IROSF. AND he said I could tell the editor he referred me.
I’m still dealing with the fact that I had the temerity to actually engage in a discussion/debate with Ellen Datlow. And now JJA sends me an email saying I can use him as a referral. Eep. I feel like the smallest, wide-eyed upgrade in the circuitry bin.
So I queried John Frost, the editor person of IROSF and he’s interested. Need to swing by the bookstore and/or library to shore up some of the gaps in my reading list repertoire. Making good inroads into the article.
I thought you handled yourself lovely with Ellen and made a whole lot of sense. (Even moreso because she is uber-scary 🙂 ) I don’t know much about cyberpunk, but you had me convinced
Thanks so much! I’m in utter awe of Ellen Datlow, both her personality and her career. I had the chance to meet her at Chicon in 2000, and I was very star-struck. So when this discussion came up, I was anxiety-stricken. Nevertheless, I thought I had valid things to say, and I wanted to justify my stance on the review. But, Oh. My. God.
I do hope this day gets better!
Thanks, sweetie! Me too.
That is amazing good news! That totally rocks!
Thanks! I still have to write the article, and then John Frost has to like it enough to want to buy it, but I’m pretty awed at even being noticed.
Wing stubs? You’re not talking about “hot wings” are you? 😛
Silly! Actually, when my TOS flares up, it doesn’t burn so much as ache. The pain’s never sharp, but sometimes it can get very intense. Ow.
There’s a new zine that specializes in Cyberpunk called Neometropolis that pays 1-6 cents per word. They purchased one of my stories that weren’t even cyberpunk. Go figure.
Anyway, you can download it for free, so you might want to check it out.
Thanks for the heads up. I was already aware of Neometropolis, might even submit to them in the near future. There’s also a “contemporary SF” webzine that’s fairly new called Futurismic that includes “post-cyberpunk” as a sub-genre they’re seeking in their writers guidelines.
I love James Spader. 🙂
maybe I should go rent ‘Secretary’.
I’ve got a total lust-fest going for James Spader. You definitely need to see Secretary! He’s incredible in it!
I can understand the ‘lust-fest’, James Spader is sexy as hell. 🙂
damn, now I gotta go back to Blockbuster! lol