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I think I'm well and truly addicted to Adderall. I've skipped my last couple "weekend holidays" because I didn't want to risk the drop in writing productivity. The resultant ramping up of tolerance has me fretting. I actually popped an extra 10mg the other day to keep me going when the 20mg wasn't doing the trick.

(I needs me my speed.)

But I am well aware that that road can only lead to a bad place. Ergo, I'm taking today off as an overdue break to give my system a chance to detox. I suspect there will be much caffeine. Or would that defeat the purpose? Urg.

(I wants me my speed.)

I wrote before I was on Adderall; I can still do it, dammit.

   

Writing Stuff

Received a letter from my folks--my stepdad thanking me for the birthday card we sent him, and to let us know that their apartment flooded and they're staying with his younger son until they can move into a new apartment. They also suggested that I send them some of my previously published works and they'd see if they could find a Chinese publisher to both translate and publish it, maybe as a collection or something. I have no idea how the publishing industry works in China, but that would indeed be cool.


Received:
- A note, along with contract, from Greek 'zine Ennea (9) that "Fade to Black" appeared in issue #292 in February. Sweet.
- My contrib. copy of Sages and Swords in which I fulfill a longtime ambition: sharing a ToC with Tanith Lee. I'd squee, except I'm too logy. The anthology's a very nice production, glossy and redolent with that "new book" smell, although I think the title font is a little utilitarian (I blame dude_the that I even noticed). Of note, it seems the title of my story was changed from "The Wizard of Eternal Watch and the Keeper of Forever" to just "The Wizard of Eternal Watch" which I'm okay with--it was, after all, a pretty unwieldy title--although I would have liked to have been notified of this alteration in advance.
- 7-day email from Jason Sizemore of Apex Digest that he liked my story, "Nothing of Me," and wants it for the Aegri Somnia anthology. Woot!

And as a reminder, only two more days until Jason's birthday. They still need sixteen new subscribers or renewals to make their challenge. Subscribe, pleeease?


New Words:
200 on "A Thread of Silk"
Not one of my more productive days . . .

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On March 14th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC), neo_prodigy commented:
I have no idea how the publishing industry works in China, but that would indeed be cool.

if anyone can do it, you can. that would totally rock.
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On March 15th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Dennis!
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On March 14th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC), reudaly commented:
Damn, girl, you already have your story done? I've started mine... Yes, I'm reverting to high school, "But it's not due until October...!" 8-)

Thanks for the heads up on his b'day. Gotta go find him an "appropriate" card. 8-)
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On March 15th, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Damn, girl, you already have your story done?"

I've been trying to clear off "assignment" work from my schedule so I can focus on writing my novel. So far, I'm still wading through my homework . . .
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On March 15th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC), reudaly replied:
Well, yeah, me too, but still... I'm impressed. Buncha stuff I HAVE to be working on that keeps sticking me with little voodoo pins. SIgh...
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On March 15th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Buncha stuff I HAVE to be working on that keeps sticking me with little voodoo pins."

So that's what those sharp pains I've been feeling are. My stupid To Do list has gained sentience and learned black magic. Typical. Ow owitch.
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On March 14th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
Awww! :hugs: It's okay, dearest. You can do it, even without your beloved Speed! I'm rooting for you. :-)
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On March 15th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie. You're always the bestest.
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On March 14th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC), writertobe commented:
Hello. I saw your comment in a post by safirasilv. I thought it would great to add you as a friend, and your doing so back. I don’t like doing it without checking first. Thanks.
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On March 15th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Hi. Add away and welcome aboard.
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On March 15th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC), writertobe replied:
Thanks, I look forward to it.
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On March 14th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC), fahkingnut commented:
You might ask about trying either Concerta or Focalin. Less of a narcotic effect on the system with the same clear thinking effect.

Love & Hugs,
FahKingNut
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On March 15th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Aren't Focalin and Concerta both still amphetamines? I dunno if switching to another drug in the family is going to be an improvement. I'm actually not ADD; my natural focus and concentration are fine. I'm taking stims to help counteract the fatigue that my various other ailments related to MCTD bring about. Before I got on the Adderall I was sleeping something like 12-14 hours a day. I'm actually very happy with the Adderall . . . except for that whole addition to speed thing.

I've been bugging my p-doc for a script for Provigil, which isn't an amphetamine, but it's not on my HMOs covered list of meds. The idea was for me to be on the Adderall only until Provigil was approved, but I've been on it for longer than I had expected already. Sigh.

I actually thing my HMO's pretty decent, but there are some aspects of it that irritate me.
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On March 14th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC), basletum commented:
Must...get...Sages & Swords. You're in it, Tanith is in it, Sean is in it. Oh yeah. Must get.

And speaking of anthologies, Sean and I might be sharing the ToC in one soon. (whispers: "DEP Best of 2005." Keep it hush-hush for now.) 3 guesses on which of my previously published stories is in it, but you'll probably get it right on the first guess.
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On March 15th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Must...get...Sages & Swords. You're in it, Tanith is in it, Sean is in it."

It's also got an excellent couple essays in it by Ed McFadden (editor of Fantastic Stories) and Daniel Blackston (the Pitch-Black editor). You know you want it . . .

"And speaking of anthologies, Sean and I might be sharing the ToC in one soon."

Sweet! Congrats!

"(whispers: "DEP Best of 2005." Keep it hush-hush for now.)"

Psst! This is a public post.

But I shall refrain from shouting the news about.

"3 guesses on which of my previously published stories is in it, but you'll probably get it right on the first guess."

Um, does it have three "e"s and three "t"s in the title?

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On March 16th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC), basletum replied:
"It's also got an excellent couple essays in it by Ed McFadden (editor of Fantastic Stories) and Daniel Blackston (the Pitch-Black editor). You know you want it . . ."

Suhweeet!

"Psst! This is a public post.
But I shall refrain from shouting the news about."


I know ;)

"Um, does it have three "e"s and three "t"s in the title?"

Yep!
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