Wings and writing

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.

Writing Stuff:

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.

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13 Responses to Wings and writing

  1. chance88088 says:

    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

    • Eugie Foster says:

      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.

  2. kittymel says:

    I do hope this day gets better!

  3. That is amazing good news! That totally rocks!

  4. Wing stubs? You’re not talking about “hot wings” are you? 😛

  5. sdowens says:

    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.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      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.

  6. sheila_v says:

    I love James Spader. 🙂

    maybe I should go rent ‘Secretary’.

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