Today I finished a draft of "Spell 81a" (with stillsostrange). I canned a lot of carrots and parsnips. And then I drove down to Wallingford to meet The Jeff at the climbing gym.
Halfway there, I hit a band of severe thunderstorms that were throwing golfball-sized hailstones and blinding sheets of water around. Survived that, arrived at the gym, stretched out and practiced breakfalls and cartwheels (you know, I should not be allowed around gymnasium mats) and then when The Jeff and Mark-the-guy-who-is-climbing-with-us arrived, proceeded to climb.
And I got my 5.10 again, better this time. And then sailed up a sandbagged 5.7 on a fairly steep overhang that gave me serious trouble last week. (The routesetter thinks it's a 5.9-, but at Prime Climb we grade by acclaim, and people who climb 5.13 should not be allowed to rate anything lower than a 10.)
I feel strong!
Now I will do some reading, because I must.
Man, I could use some time to just grow back in here somewhere....
Also, after months of good behavior, the damned cat peed on the rug again. Probably because she and the monster kjitten are spatting.
Revise A Reckoning of Men: August 1
Realms of Fantasy Review Column: August 11
Essay for secrit projekt: August 15
Proposal for Spectra: Sometime soonish in here.
Viable Paradise: October 1-10
World Fantasy: October 28-31
Range of Ghosts: November 2
"Uniform": November 15 (with stillsostrange, blackholly, coffeeem, willshetterly, and leahbobet)
Darkover: November 26-28
The White City chapbook: late fall
"Ligature": January 15 2011
New Amsterdam IV: March 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
"The Shaded King": Autumn 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2 2011
An Apprentice to Elves: December 1 2011 (with truepenny)
The Steles of the Sky : November 2012
No fixed deadline:
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
REZ (formely known at the Singularity Rent novel)
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy"
"Patience & Fortitude" (aka The Mighty Drag Werewolf story)
"Untitled Cyberdragon Story"
"The Slaughtered Lamb"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"