October 27th, 2005


Frost on the pumpkin, bars on the door

Frost on the pumpkins around here this morning. Which always surprises me. As I said to tillyjane recently, I've been here five and half years but my inner weather monitor is still calibrated to Central Texas.

In other news, I continue to labor with swollen lymph nodes and an associated sore throat, but also continue to fail to show other symptoms.

Finished "Lehr, Rex" last night. (Finally...being sick got in the way.) I rather like it, not sure anyone else is going to. I'm now trying to decide whether to edit "Death of a Starship" (or should that be Death of a Starship?) or get right back to the three major projects demanding my attention.

That is all. You may shop as usual. No need to return to your homes.

"Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun / but mama, that's where the fun is..."

Writing news

Not sure this counts as a sale, but my Joanna Russ/Edgar Rice Burroughs pastiche, "The Women Who Ate Stone Squid", will be printed in the RadCon program book in commemoration of my attendance as Writer Guest of Honor there next February.

Home, home again, I like to be here when I can

Home from OMSI, where the Child hung with shsilver's kids, shsilver and I yakked, and Mrs. shsilver alternated between yakking, chasing children and exploring the museum on her own. Various hijinks occurred with the Van der Graaf generator, the girls had a long conversation with the walking stick guy, and so forth.

Tired and still a little under the weather, but whatever it is seems to be going away on its own. Saturday I'm off with a friend to the Fairwood Press 10th Anniversary Bash in Auburn, WA. (Fairwood, of course, being Patrick and Honna Swenson, publishers of Talebones magazine and my own Rocket Science.) Meanwhile I'm knuckling under to the ravings of Fred and editing Death of a Starship. I suspect it's going to grow to honest-to-gosh short novel, just a bit less wordage than Rocket Science.

And of course, off to Madison next Wednesday afternoon for WFC. Where I appear to have one panel and my reading, along with miscellaneous social and professional engagements, including the lj party. Don't forgot to let me know if you're going to be there and want to be named on that list.

As a result, expect light blogging this weekend, and during WFC.

Finally, check out the new Short shorts community. Some excellent work posted there this week, though you have to join the community to read the fiction.