May 7th, 2008


[personal] It's Wednesday, do you know where your colon is?

Sorry, no link salad today. Probably not until I am back in the saddle post-surgery, so you'll have to get by without me.

Much like a hanging, impending surgery concentrates the mind wonderfully. People are being magnificent — I have gotten lovely emails from absolute strangers and dear friends, and the comments here on the blog vary from heart breaking to profoundly inspirational.

At the same time, I'm paying as much attention to the world, and you guys, as I can. As I just said to the_flea_king in chat, everyone else's life doesn't stop just because mine has jumped the shark.

I'll still be on email and LJ through very early Friday morning, then I'll be off for at least a week, possibly two. Y'all take care of each other, ok?
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[contest] Cancer funnies winner

The cancer funnies poll is now closed. daveraines is the winner, with:
"Thank goodness it was shaped like macaroni, instead of spaghetti or, God forbid, lasagna."
daveraines wins a signed copy of the Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] mass market paperback with a bonus drawing of the tumor.

Thanks to everyone who played. Be sure to check out the entries if you missed them before.

Tomorrow I go on clears, and Fleet. Very early Friday morning I'm off for the surgery. My world is already narrowing considerably, so expect limited word from me tomorrow. lasirenadolce will update on this blog starting during or after the operation Friday.

[publishing] Good news, good news

Got my royalty statement today from Tor anent Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ].

Without going into the gory details, it was very satisfying. I had to call arcaedia to confirm a few details, but we've got good sell through, while the hardback has very nearly accounted for the advance all on its own even before the paperback began warming the shelves. A big smile for me amid a week of buffeting.