Did a couple editing passes on "Beauty's Folly" and it's off to the editor to pan or praise. I'm having a hard time shaking the story out of the clutches of my muse. The characters and world keep popping up in my imagination. I tell them "I wrote you! What more do you want?" but they don't answer. I wonder if there's enough floating around to flesh out into a novel?
Received the contract from Cricket for "The Tanuki-Kettle" and "The Raven's Brocade." No publication date specified for either, alas. Signing and sending those back tomorrow.
And WTF? I drop out of communication for a week and SCI FICTION announces it's closing? How can this happen? They're one of the best venues for short SF out there. Waaaaaah! I'm utterly depressed to see it go. Not to mention absolutely shocked at the suddenness of it. And on the purely selfish and personal side of it, I had a submission with them that I was really hoping Ellen Datlow would like. Crapitude.
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