March 1st, 2007

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No Fear of The Future does Six Degrees of Sherlock Holmes.

Brilliant.

And I'm in it. *g* (as a link used to get Holmes to Godzilla). So are Illya and Napoleon, The Lone Gunmen, and just about the whole fictional world:

In Jeff Rice's The Night Stalker, Carl Kolchak includes, in the bibliography of his write-up of a case, Holmes' book, The Whole Art of Detection. In Mark Dawidziak's "Interview with a Vampire" Kolchack travels to Collinsport, Maine, where he meets Barnabas Collins. So Holmes exists in the same universe as Dark Shadows.
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entropy requires no maintenance

As predicted, I am deep in post-novel ennui. It's an act of will to address a letter or answer an email at this point (and of course I have an in-box full of stuff that needs answering and doing, including the galley of "Almost True.".)

But I did get some bills paid today, and some things mailed that needed mailed, and the truck brought in for service, which I have needed to do for (mumble) months now. I may declare Friday and Saturday don't-leave-the-house days, because my ass is officially kicked.

And I need to grow some brain cells back. And also do laundry and clean this pit somewhat. Because you know as soon as you fix or clean something, something else needs fixing or cleaning.


The to-do list for 2007 now looks like this:

For April 1:
Write "Periastron."
Write "Black is the Color."

For April 15:
Revise Dust.

For November 1:
Rewrite All the Windwracked Stars
Revise Hell and Earth

For Dec 31:
write Bone and Jewel Creatures

And then I get to start it up over again with the second book of Dust in winter 2008. Also, the summer is full of conventions. And there will be a Dust revision, of course. And maybe some room for short stories.

I remember short stories.

I used to write those.

Man, progress is good. Traction is good. We like it. We're getting somewhere.

Oh, did I mention that this is a slow year? I only had to write one novel, and that's done now.
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we all did our best now. we all need to rest now.

Okay, so you could knock me over with a feather now...

via mroctober, who is nominated in the anthology category:

Lambda Literary Awards Announces Finalists

March 1, 2007--Finalists for the 19th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced on March 1 by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Awards are presented in 25 categories, and winners will be announced on Thursday, May 31, at the Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City.

Finalists were chosen by a jury of judges who come from all walks of literary life: journalists, authors, booksellers, librarians, playwrights, illustrators. In all, 87 judges participated in the selection of finalists from the pool of 381 books that were nominated.

Please note: Finalists are listed alphabetically by author. The publisher appears in parenthesis.

Nominees for SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

Carnival by Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra)
Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg (Alyson)
A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R.W. Day (Iris Print)
Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
Spin Control by Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra)

LIST OF ALL CATEGORIES HERE.

...I have no idea how it is that Vellum isn't on that list.

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