Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Off to Japan

Yeah, you're jealous, I know. I get to wander around Tokyo, hang out with people at WorldCon, and possibly die from schlepping around in the record-breaking heat wave.

Pix and blogging will resume upon my return.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

First Check

Yay, Shimmer sent me a check for "Chimera and Qi"! Only six months after the acceptance letter, too--that's downright speedy.

Is paid author now. Is happy.

No, still don't know when the conversion to "published author" will occur. Several more months down the road, I'd imagine. Gives me plenty of time to savor each milestone as it occurs.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Pixel Grazing

Friday, August 03, 2007

Rejection x3

I don't mind getting the stray rejection. Usually I just move on, send the story out to the next market on the list, and that's that.

But 3 rejections in one day (4 total for the week) is a little much. Especially when it means I have no stories out now.

One story I can send out again tonight, once I figure out where it's going. One of them has been out a lot, and I think I might want to trunk it. And two stories need rewritten before they go out again.

Oh well, at least one rejection was from GVG. (Dusting the manuscript with Ritalin to get past JJA's story-ADD apparently worked.)

And now... back to work.