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Delivered!

Wheee!

I heard from Anne yesterday. She's accepting my revisions Scardown, which means book #2 is delivered, and needs only its copyedit and then galleys checked.

Which leaves book # 3 looooooooooooooooooming like a monolith before me.

Breathing exercises. In, out, in, out. I am more than a third of the way done, after all, even if it feels like the biggest scariest book in the world. They always seem to, don't they? Sooner or later, even the friendiest books get scary...

In the mean time, I have three pages on my necklace story. And as soon as I have set the tea to brew and washed my hair, there wil be more words.

seven days before I leave for San Francisco and the cross-country jaunt with stillnotbored, and then once I come home from that, a gap of about a month before Comicon. Then I have August to write, and then Worldcon, and the book had better be done by then, in draft at least, dammit.

What a life. *g* I can't really complain, though. I did it to myself.

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Yay! Deliverance! Which also means a D&A check! Yay! ;-)
Sometime in July or August, the way these things go. As you know, of course. *g* Worldcon money!

Hell, grocery money. Let's be real. And to ensure cosmic balance, I got a rejection from Harper's yesterday, on what I think is my best story.

On the other hand, it's still the best job in the world.
Harper's is weird. Benjamin Rosenbaum, who has published in Harper's, commented at Wiscon that he submitted the story to them and they rejected it, but once it was published elsewhere (QUARTERLY WEST, where MaryAnne Mohanraj was in grad school) they bought it as a reprint.
See, I knew he'd sold there, but I didn't know the backstory. Learn something new, yadda yadda....

Thanks!
Congratulations!! As for that monolith-- is that Also Sprach Zarathustra I hear in the background?
something like that. *g*

That's not a very slave boy pose on your icon, I must say....
I know. *grumble* I couldn't find a good ankle one that was slavey. So I figured his mistress must have ordered him to pose in that insolent fashion for her own amusement. ;-D
Congratulations!
You're stopping by SF? What? When?

Even if you're just stopping over to change flights, I'd like to dash out to the airport and see you. :)
I'm helping a friend drive from SF to Ohio. I should be in town on the 9th. Maybe we can do lunch or something while I'm around?

whee indeed!

gratz, bear. good to see that hard work pays off, if the worker's good enough :)

Re: whee indeed!

I think it's mostly stubborn, personally.
Yowsa. Acceptance good.

---L.
Cool, Bear. Can't really complain too much when you're living a dream, yes? *g*

Ruth
Ruth has a livejournal! Wheee!
Congrats! Congrats!

Wish you were traveling through our state. Maybe someday.

I note that you are a Jann Arden fan as well. You and me and Jann and Jackson. Nice company to be in. :)
*g* Jann Arden is a very good thing.

It's a Canadian Folk Singer Thing, really. They're nearly all pleasing to me.
Passing on: a site with almost too many Waterhouse paintings. On the off chance there are Waterhouse fans reading here.

---L.