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Spent most of yesterday catching up on writing work, so here's a picture of Hobkin curled up with his daddy, fosteronfilm:


Writing Stuff

The World Fantasy Convention 2005 in Madison, WI started yesterday. Bummed that I couldn't go, but with finances being what they are, I can't afford any conventions that aren't local. My absence notwithstanding, I'm quite excited about WFC. Hundreds of convention-goers--writers, editors, and fans--either have or will be receiving the premier issue of Fantasy Magazine with my story, "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death," in it. Yay! 'Course I haven't gotten my contrib. copies yet . . .

Speaking of which, I still haven't received my contrib. copy or payment for that French reprint of mine in Faeries. Perhaps its time to fire a note off to the editor. I wish my French was better. Or that their website was more intuitively laid out. I can't find squat on it.

Received a 10-day "alas" from GVG of F&SF. I'm actually pleased to have gotten a rejection from GVG this time. Seems like forever since I've been able to get past JJA. And yes, there was an actual "alas."

Sent another follow-up query to Andy Cox. Many days have passes since his "gimme another day to decide" response to my previous query. Yeah, my patience is not so good.

Spent most of yesterday doing editing passes on "The Better To . . . ". I pored over that baby until I was sick to death of the very thought of looking at it. I figure that's as good an indication of it being done as it gets. I don't know why, but this was a particularly ornery story. It did not want to be born. But fork stabbity and off it went. Bon voyage, lil story!

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On November 4th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC), allochthon commented:
Squeee! Skunk!

Congrats on the GVG alas. =)
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On November 5th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! I'd rather have a "want it" from GVG, but hey, at least I got a nod from the big man this time.
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On November 4th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC), aimeempayne commented:
They are so fast at F&SF. It makes it really easy to send them stories.
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On November 5th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
They're amazingly prompt! If only all markets were so fast.
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On November 4th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC), nmsunbear commented:
Oh! There is nothing cuter than a paw over the nose. :)
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On November 5th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
No kidding! I always feel like Hobkin's bringing out the big guns when he does that. Cute overload!
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On November 4th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC), merebrillante commented:
I just love it when pets sleep like that. So cute!!

And ditto the congrats on the personal rejection from GVG. Alas, I fear I shall never make it that far.
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On November 5th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Alas, I fear I shall never make it that far."

Of course you will! Keep writing and keep submitting. The trick is to not get an "alas" from GVG. Sigh.
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On November 4th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
>Perhaps its time to fire a note off to the editor. I wish my French was better.

I know lots of French words..."merde" and all its relatives. I can cuss in several languages. Would that help? ;)

Thank for the skunky cuteness!

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On November 5th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Amusingly, my French teacher in college used to have Friday swear days and would teach us "naughty" words and phrases before the weekend. Incentive to attend the Friday class, I suspect. But hey, it worked.
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On November 6th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC), ex_angeldove677 commented:
*big smile*

That last photo of Hobkin made me smile. He such a character!
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