I absolutely adore Autumn in Georgia. The air is soft and cool, with a hint of the frost and winter sleep to come. Color has begun to tinge the trees with crimson, gold, and orange, and the evenings are perfect for snuggling. And best of all, it's hot tub weather! Matthew cleaned and filled the hot tub yesterday, and we took our first soak of the season in it. Ahhhh.
Saw on the Here & Now website that issue 4 is back from the printers and being sent to subscribers. The editor is thinking about merging issues 5 & 6 into a huge double issue for Christmas to get back on schedule. I hope she does. I've got a story scheduled for issues 5, 7, and 8. I'd see print with them (and get paid) sooner if she clumps 6 in with 5.
Received the contracts for "Inspirations End" and "Still My Beating Heart" from Nathan at Scrybe Press.
I'm at 20 crits on Critters for the current offering. It continues to be a mixed bag. Some people really like it. Some people aren't so enthralled. Some people like the whimsical elements. Others think it detracts from the theme. Sigh.
"My opinion: what do you and your agent/editor think? "
It's all me; I don't have an agent! Yeah, I typically go with my own writer instincts and preferences when I get conflicting feedback from other people. I just tend to feel more confident about a story's appeal if it gets an overall positive response.