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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-14 06:34
Subject: [writing] A productive day, and then there’s today
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Tags:books, health, personal, sunspin, writing

Yesterday I got it far enough into gear to be highly productive. 3,300 words on Sunspin plus writing a nonfiction piece plus more work on the Hugo script. That felt good, to be so on top of things. Also got in an hour’s walk on Mount Tabor, and some fairly hard core parenting time.

My generally good mood was someone spoilt by an anonymous nastygram which arrived via lettermail. I don’t mind people having legitimate beef with me, or even going for a verbal/written throwdown if we’re at odds for some reason. Confrontation and resolution is part of life. But anonymous sniping, especially unfounded sniping, really pisses me off, whether it’s in comments or via the US Mail. Moral cowardice from the protection of anonymity is still moral cowardice. Grow up, people.

Today, however, I have woken up with what feels like the leading edge of a cold or flu. Which, if this bears out, will be phenomenally wretched timing. My throat itches and aches a little, and I have more body aches than usual. However, given the degree of running around I’ve been doing lately, and yesterday’s walk up and down Mount Tabor, the body aches could be unrelated, while the throat tickle could be a bit of allergy. I’ll lay low and take lots of fluids today, to see if I can beat this. That sometimes succeeds.

Meanwhile, more Sunspin.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-08-14 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope it turns out just to be tiredness, and passes. (I often get mild cold symptoms when I'm really exhausted. They go as soon as I get enough sleep.)
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Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2011-08-14 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Hope you feel better!

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That Which Fights Entropy
User: amberite
Date: 2011-08-14 23:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure where you could put up a notice of "by writing me an anonymous nastygram, you give over all rights to the material" so that even snail-mail trolls would always see it and you could put up such things for public mockery... but then again, I'm not sure whether the law protects anonymous nastygrams anyway. My brain is not coming up with any precedents. Hunh.
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