October 1st, 2006


Happy October

October, one of my favorite months. Autumn, Halloween, purple skies, and magical moons. And this one is particularly nifty in that it marks the resumption of employer-sponsored group health insurance for fosteronfilm and me. Whew.

Thanks to everyone who responded to my shout out about Apex Digest's financial crisis and subscribed and/or entered the raffle. Due to the huge outpouring of support, Apex LIVES! Y'all are great.


Writing Stuff

New Words:
- 800 on the Japanese fantasy. And a bit of editing to tighten up the beginning. I was worried that I was losing control of it and it was spiralling out of my target word count, but I managed to accomplish a lot more in the scene I just wrote than I thought I would. I'm thinking maybe two more scenes total--climax and denouement--and I'm done. Rah.

Still no title, though . . .
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,856 / 6,000

- 143-day personal no from Shawna McCarthy (RoF) with nice things to say and helpful comments.
- 1-day "isn't quite what I'm looking for" with invite to submit again from the new 'zine, Spacesuits and Sixguns.
- 21-day "enjoyed this . . . very well written . . . loved the characterization, but . . ." from Firefox News.
- 1-day "the writing is well done but . . ." from Trabuco Road.

I haven't had a sale in over a month now. I'm beginning to jones. Wah!

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