We're in the final week of Session 2008. The legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die this Friday, barring something stupid coming up. These next few days promise to be hectic to the extreme, but I'm relieved to be so close to officially surviving my second session. Also, I'm a little nervous now that "writing season" is about to start up again. After being away from it for so long, there's some performance anxiety about getting back into the habit of putting words on the page. Meep.
Saw in the Baen's Universe e-ARC area that "A Thread of Silk" will be in their June 2008 issue. Coolness.
Doh! Well, if it's any consolation, I sent them "A Thread of Silk" just as they were closing to subs from their last go-round, which, when all was said and done, resulted it them taking 619 days before deciding to buy it. Granted, they gave me the option of pulling it and subbing it elsewhere (and also re-subbing when they opened up again), but as the story had made it past their first round, I opted to just let it ride—which turned out to be a good call.
Also, they re-open to subs in May .
I had the same reaction to the box o' Mirrorstone books.
Even stranger, I don't know why they didn't just take back some of the books we all ("we" meaning me, Greg, and Ann) signed at the ALA reception that Friday night, or the books we all (here "we" means me, Greg, and Holly) signed on Saturday at ALA. Oh well.
But it's a cool looking book, and I'm pretty pleased by that.
Guess they wanted every author's signature on this batch.
Absolutely. My point was, they already had books with three of the authnors' signatures, why not take some of those, and send them to the rest of the authors. Instead, that same box that you have came to me too (and to Ann and to Greg). Crazy!