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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-11-17 20:14
Subject: [cancer|writing] Commitments - some met, some shed
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Tags:books, cancer, endurance, health, stories, writing
As my cancer surgery approaches, and the indeterminate recovery period, followed by the runup to chemo, I am closing out my commitments. Some have been met, some I am shedding. I'll deliver "The Specific Gravity of Grief" to the requesting editor before surgery next week, and I'll meet my contract commitments on Endurance next spring. Other than that, everything's being cut until I know what my resources are, in terms of time, energy and my ability to write under adverse medical circumstances.

That being said, if I've promised you a story, or I owe you a blurb, a book in the mail or something else, and you have not heard from me already, now would be an excellent time to remind me. (Among other things, stress is rather savagely robbing both my memory and my focus on follow-through.) After early next week, my ability to even pay attention, let alone deliver, will be compromised for a while.

So please, hit me in comments or via email if it looks like I'm not going to do something you're counting on. We'll negotiate from there.

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seventorches
User: seventorches
Date: 2009-11-18 13:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Rob won a book or something from you for being follower number 3500. Also, good luck out there. We're thinking of you.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-11-18 14:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Has he not received it yet? That went out last week via media mail. And thank you.
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seventorches
User: seventorches
Date: 2009-11-18 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dunno, we don't check mail daily, but now that we know it's out, we'll be looking for it. Thanks!
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seventorches
User: seventorches
Date: 2009-11-19 14:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Received in good order yesterday afternoon! Now I feel silly. And if you need anything in Phoenix just sing out...
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Magenta: Woods
User: magentamn
Date: 2009-11-18 15:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Woods
Since I haven't said so already, let me add my voice to the multitude that are hoping for the best possible outcome for the surgery et.al. You are on a murky path and handling it much better than I would. I will be sending you healing thoughts.
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Chris McKitterick: just Chris
User: mckitterick
Date: 2009-11-18 17:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:just Chris
Jay, this is very thoughtful of you, but what can we do for you? You're heading into some not-fun stuff, and if you're going to feel low-energy, what can the people who care about you do for you?
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seventorches
User: seventorches
Date: 2009-11-19 14:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What they said.
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