Thanks to everyone who swung by with Happy Birthday wishes yesterday!
Went out to Fung's for my birthday dinner and then came home to do cake and prezzies. fosteronfilm got me a fuzzy sweater and an animal print pillow as well as *drum roll* a full length mirror! At long last, after thirteen years of marriage, I finally have a mirror long enough to see my shoes in! I'd resorted to standing on the bathtub rim or lifting my feet above the counter in order to gauge the effect of an ensemble; I've hinted and begged for a full-length, and I figured it was a lost cause--sort of a male/female thing where the hubby teases me about having so many shoes, and I rail against his callous disregard of my girlie proclivities. And now I finally, finally have one!
He's going to install it in the bathroom today. Hurray!
- "Li T'ien and the Demon Nian" is now out in the Jan. 2006 issue of Cricket. I got my contrib copies in the mail yesterday--a very happy b-day bonus--and there are no fewer than four gorgeous illustrations done by artist Ju-Hong Chen of my story. They're perfect! I had to make a pharmacy run to pick up a refill of my Imuran and I took a contrib. copy with me to beam and squee at while standing in (the interminable) line. Made the wait whip by in a warm and fuzzy glow. (Although I think I embarrassed Matthew with my bubbling--and loud--enthusiasm.) The artist got the Nian monster perfect:
- An invite from Jason Sizemore of Apex Digest to be a featured writer and to contribute to the subsequent featured writer anthology. Of course, I accepted!
- 86-day "nope" from On the Line. (Tbtthhh to them!)
On December 31st, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I love the neurotic eyeballs icon. It seems to fit my personality. lol.
You also helped a newbie author get going in the right direction (and maybe more than one newbie, but I only know about my own experience). Thanks for being a mentor to me.
Here's my New Year's resolution: at least 1 pro sale, and more fiction stories published this coming year than you (er, in the year, that is. There's no way I'll catch up in total). So, it looks like I'll have to do at least 500 words per day, too.
Ooooh! I just love a good challenge!
Made 28 sales including 12 pro, 9 reprints, 5 foreign, and 2 audio.
*In best James Earl Jones imitation* -- Impressive.
You didn't mention this, understandably, but I did want to say that those of us who live in the poetry world on the other side of the looking glass appreciate what you tried to do for us this year. So, thank you, certainly, for that!
On January 1st, 2006 05:44 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Happy New Year, Eugie. Tell Foster on Film not to bother renting Hellraiser: Hellworld. This was the first Hellraiser we could not sit through. Even Doug Bradley and Lance Henricksen couldn't save it.
As for all those sales: Wow. You rock, Eugie.
All the best,