September 3rd, 2004
|05:17 pm - Life!|
Good: Got paid by a certain publisher who owes me for almost a year's worth of work.
Bad: It was much less than I'd hoped for.
Good: Going to be working 40 hours a week at the bookstore for the next few months.
Bad: Going to be working 40 hours a week.
Good: Got a nice email from a writer whose book I reviewed for SF Site.
Good: Got a VERY nice email from an editor who read a sample of my writing.
Good: We have a new cat! 5 pounds of medium-fluffy black mischief. We named her Diana. Not sure if it's after the goddess or the superhero or the writer, or... She's a trip. :>
Bad: Had to be in to work early today.
Good: Was let out early.
Good: Cleared out my overstock of reviews, soon to be appearing at SF Site and Green Man Review. That's right, I'm back with GMR on a limited basis. Hey, they wanted me, how could I say no?
Good: Young adult review column submitted on time, with LOTS of books. Managed to cover Spiderwick #5, the new de Lint, The Grand Tour, second in the Bartimaeus trilogy, and a whole bunch more. Only one real clunker in the entire mix.
Bad: So many books, so little time, so little column space.
Bad: Running behind on short fiction column.
Good: I may actually be a month ahead. For some reason, it didn't run in this month's Chronicle, so that means I should be set for the next three issues. In short, I have time to breathe. A little.
Good: Working on a new story for a project. Very psyched about it.
Good: Aiming to hit World Fantasy Convention this year.
Bad: October's gonna be busy. First there's the wedding in Philly (cheesesteaks anyone?), then nine days later my grandfather's funeral (who'd'a thunk there was a six week waiting period for Arlington?) and then at the end of the month, WFC. Busy busy busy. Don't let me forget I need my suit cleaned and fixed. (edited because I spaced on the timing of things)
Anyway, for those who pay attention, that's my life at the moment. :>
Current Mood: satisfied
I skimmed and first read, 'World Sandwiching Convention'.
I couldn't decide if that was really dumb or really cool.
Happy to have you back. Your first review will be in next week's issue. :)
Michael, would you email me at my LJ address please?