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Winter bad. Southbound MARTA train taken out of service, stranding me at Lindburgh station, bad. Eastbound MARTA train running late and stranding me at Five Points station, bad.

Unhappy, frozen commuter Eugie.

   

Writing Stuff

"Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest etc." is now up at Critters.org. I was pleased to see four crits in my inbox this morning. At its longer length, I didn't expect this baby to get much lovin'.


Published:
- My December Writing for Young Readers column, "Writing Talking Animal Tales," is now up! There was much badness with email. My first two attempts to send the editor my column vanished into the Internet ether with nary a peep--no bounce message, no nothing. My email server appears to be butting heads with cox.net. Most distressing, and VERY frustrating. But at least I was finally able to get the file to her.


Received:
- Contrib. copy and payment for Aegri Somnia. It's puuuurty.


New Words:
- 800 on "By Oak, Bramble, and Metro." Adderall was indeed the prod my muse needed yesterday. Although this story is going in a different direction than I'd anticipated. I somehow managed to bring the Iraq war into a story about a fairy metro train. My subconscious appears to be O.D.ing on news broadcasts.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,676 / 4,500
(81.7%)
I'm feeling:
cold cold
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On December 8th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
Ohhhh! Poor frozen Eugie! It's cold for this time of year...almost record breaking, they said. Brrrr. But hang in there! It's still the South, no matter what the thermometer says, and it can't stay cold for long.

And you know, any time you think a story needs extra crits, just email me! I've had to go on hiatus from Critters because I was falling behind again, but for a Eugie story, I will make time! :hugs:
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On December 12th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank goodness it's been warming up these last couple days. I actually didn't need my coat over the sports jacket I'm wearing today. Wonky weather. And it's still pretty terrible up north. Hurray for the hotter, southern sun!
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On December 8th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC), neo_prodigy commented:
your story is definitely on my critters list. i can't wait to read it.
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On December 12th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks so much for your thoughtful and helpful critique. I greatly appreciate it!
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On December 8th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC), mroctober commented:
Sean kindly gave me an extension. So I might yet share a TOC with you.

Think he'd like a story involving Godzilla?
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On December 8th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Sean kindly gave me an extension. So I might yet share a TOC with you."

Hurray!

"Think he'd like a story involving Godzilla?"

Who wouldn't? Daikaiju stomp! RRRAAAWWRR! *stomp stomp stomp* Fire-breath *fwoosh* and everybody dies. Yay!

Erm, sorry. I'm having one of those days . . .
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On December 8th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC), mroctober replied:
Well, I will demand you critique my story to make sure it has enough stomp.
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On December 8th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Seriously, I'd be delighted and honored to crit. your story.
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On December 8th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC), mroctober replied:
Gojira pleased.
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On December 9th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC), wistling commented:
Sounds like a good time to catch up on my Critters contributions, then...
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On December 12th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Eep. Now I feel guilty. These days, I tend to forget about Critters until Andrew's automated system sends me a "warning, warning, your participation has dropped off" note. Bad Eugie, no biscuit.
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On December 9th, 2006 10:57 am (UTC), dream_wind commented:
>>At its longer length, I didn't expect this baby to get much lovin'.

It's cos we love you...
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On December 12th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Awww !
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On December 10th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Glad to hear you got your meds in better order, although messed-up metro and freezing weather certainly aren't a helpful mix for good health. Layer and bundle up!
Fairy train and Iraq War? You're sure they didn't slip a little LSD into those pills?
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On December 12th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Fairy train and Iraq War? You're sure they didn't slip a little LSD into those pills?"

Oh that's what that little tab of blotter paper my muse was waving around was . . .
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