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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-08 07:21
Subject: [personal|cancer] Updatery of interest mostly to my family and immediate friends
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Tags:books, child, family, food, kalimpura, personal, stories, writing

Yesterday went well. I had lunch with Mary Robinette Kowal at an Indian place we like, and was careful what I ate. Day Jobbery was what it was, then I got some late afternoon writing productivity done, including the final turn-in of Kalimpura, which has now been formally accepted by [info]casacorona for production by Tor. (Not really final, of course, because there’s copy edits and galley edits and so forth to come, but for most purposes I’m done with the book. And, out of contract for the first time since 2006. There are no more books due. Which is a post for another time.) Also finalized, or nearly so, two outstanding collaborations with [info]specficrider that will probably go out to market this weekend.

Last night was [info]lillypond‘s birthday dinner at a Nice Restaurant, for which I put on long pants for the first time since July. And ate very carefully. Coming home after the cake-and-presents, [info]the_child asked some intense, constructive life questions of my Dad, after which she continued the conversation with me. Parenting, always a surprise. I never fail to be proud of that kid.

Today, I deal with finalizing my taxes, as the extension deadline expires this coming week. I’ve already paid the IRS long since, so this is just paperwork, but it’s still a stressful hassle. Depending on how long that takes and how fuddled I feel, I’ll be back on my writing to-do list. If not today, tomorrow, for the to-do list.

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

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-10-08 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Careful expansion sounds good, if only beause, y'know, you deserve not to be punished by food.
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-10-08 16:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love how you talk about your daughter. I'd bet she feels your love and pride, and always will. What a precious thing.
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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-10-08 17:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Where'd you eat and how was it?
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Jay Lake: food-ribs
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-10-08 18:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:food-ribs
Ate at the Chart House, where I had hummus and sauteed mushrooms. Was ok, but not the food of my heart.
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markbourne
User: markbourne
Date: 2011-10-09 03:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For a variety of reasons - some obvious, some not - I simply really like this post.

And yes, I look forward to living in the world that your daughter will be running.
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