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It's the weekend. How did it get to be the weekend already? dean13 is flying in today and dude_the's plane comes in tomorrow, and the house looks like the aftermath of a rhinoceros tea party. And I'm still waffling on my Halloween costume. Gah!

Warning: There is some nudity on the voting pages.
Not safe for work or kiddies!


Writing Stuff

Tentative sale to Aberrant Dreams, tentative in that the editors want me to do some tweaks to my story--I assume to tone down one or two of the more visceral scenes--to better match the PG13+ rating they're aiming for with their publication. Younger target audience and all. But the editor was very enthusiastic, so I'm feeling quite optimistic that this "tentative" will turn into "definite." Waiting on their editorial suggestions . . .

And also, the editor confirmed that the convention that they thought was canceled was indeed Esotericon and not Frolicon. I'd already had it confirmed that Frolicon was still solidly on track from the convention organizers, but glad to have that cleared up on all fronts. Still haven't set a date, time, and place for the interview they want to do, but there's no rush.

"The Better To . . . " is up at Critters and the first crits are rolling in. Obviously, I need to put back in some of the worldbuilding material that I pulled out. So far, folks are having problems comprehending the major world change that is essential to the setting. Must rectify that in rewrite.

New Words: 560
Chugging along nicely on "Rue and Ruin" although I almost got sidetracked by a funny little story idea that fosteronfilm and I came up with.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,520 / 7,500

Club 100 For Writers

I'm feeling:
excited excited
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On October 28th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC), shadesong commented:
Unrelated: Ebert gave Legend of Zorro 1 1/2 stars. Ouch!
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On October 28th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC), miafedup commented:
Oh, I do hope you post a pix of your Halloween costume! (The last time I did the costume thing I was Raggedy Ann and about 10 years old. My mop-like wig almost caught fire on an angry jack-o-latern and I've been costume-free forever more.)

Anyway, I digress. Happy costume hunting! :)
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On October 28th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC), merebrillante commented:
If it weren't for your stories, I probably wouldn't do anything at Critters at all.
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On October 29th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
I need to go read that story... :sighs: I just reset my counter three weeks ago, and I'm already falling behind again!
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On October 31st, 2005 11:14 am (UTC), dream_wind commented:
Hi, I read "The Better To..." and loved it. My crit may be late; I'm snowed under with uni stuff again - take home test. But this is the LAST THING. Yay.
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