Teacup today: Tetsubin cup, which is made of cast iron for those who were unaware. They feel very nice and alive in the hand when full of warm tea. (I assume there's a technical term for the cup as opposed to the pot, but I don't know it and on this day, I cannot be arsed to google.)
Today is a Rest Day. And this time I mean it, even if I did already send an email to my editor, and do a bunch of research for The Shaded King / Shattered Pillars. Ahem.
Yanno, Google Chrome would be a much better browser if it's url-bar text recognition algorithm worked as well as Firefox's. I find I actually am using both.
I am also looking at my work schedule for the next six months, and with one thing and another, I've realized that everything big I have to work on between now and November is Eternal Sky world stuff.
I'd like to get some more short fiction done--specifically "Spellslinger" and "Steel Monkey," because I have solicits they could fill, and because the stories are awesome, at least in my head. And I'm looking at this list, and...
...it's getting shorter. Shorter!
Although I will be doing page proofs in Ireland, it looks like. (I'm stopping off there to visit a friend on my way to Sweden. Anybody know if there's a bookstore in Dublin that might want to host a trio of itinerant SFF authors for a signing?)
Also, the song "Solitary Man" has been following me for the past two weeks. In multiple versions, mostly the Johnny Cash and Chris Isaak. I just wanted this on the record so you'd know which popular tune to look at if I turn up in an alleyway somewhere.
And now? Imma reada book.
State of the Honeydew:
"Underground" : March 30, 2011 Galleys for "Needles"
Revise "Underground": next week sometime
Online Writing Workshop review: April 15, 2011
Realms of Fantasy column: April 28, 2011
The Shaded King (Bone and Jewel Creatures II): April 30, 2011
Revise "Hobnoblin Blues" for chapbook: April 30, 2011
Range of Ghosts CEM: May 6, 2011
Range of Ghosts page proofs: June 19, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2, 2011
SF Horror story ("Form & Void"): December 25, 2011
World Horror Convention (barcon only): April 28-May 1 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8 2011
KGB reading: May 18 2011
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
Odyssey: July 1, 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011
"Latency": March 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: June, 2012 with truepenny
Steles of the Sky : November 2012
"Underworld": September 2012
"Dark Leader": March 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013
No fixed deadline:
"The Deeps of the Sky"
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"