Wrapped up my story, "Passage" from the spring workshop and tossed it into the mails to follow up on the nix on "Rescuing Neilson". Last year the first story I attempted there earned an HM; this time, even thought I considered this story better written and actually more cohesive as a story, nothing but the "did not win but still time to enter again" letter. So, since my workshop story is at about the same writing level of the earlier HM, off it went!
For a while I've been collaborating with another visionary from the RM past, a poet. And this update is to mention that over the last month we've sold 6 pieces under our byline. Coolness!
A couple of months ago I fell under a situation where I lost all the computer based electronics in my home. This is supposed to be a temporay situation, and that they will eventually be returned. However, it put a severe crimp on my writing life in that there is only so much I can do in the few minutes I have on breaks here at work. I hereby tender a real apology to Ellen Datlow and Mike Allen for not posting reviews yet for "The Coyote Road" and "Clockwork Phoenix 2". One I'm nearly finished with, but the other is electronic and not something I can take work time to read. If only I had the fundage for one of those little netbooks. Even that is beyond me in this horrid time.
Now, about this here Dreamwidth. No current way to reverse crosspost from LJ yet, is there?
"Rescuing Neilson" is out at HRB, subbed to the Destination: Future antho. Here's hoping! I really love having work published with HRB - they may not yet be considered as a pro market, but having a story in one of their anthologies sure gives me a professionally published feeling.
Oh, and if you have a moment pop on over to Jim Hines' LJ or Dreamwidth - he has a book giveaway going on for a signed copy of his "The Stepsister Scheme". All you have to do is go over to his website and find a certain little fire spider lurking somewhere in the pages...