The Creative Loafing story is currently winging its way to the editorial offices. I was feeling masochistic, so I went over the story after mailing it off. Nothing like finding errors or edits you'd like to make but can't anymore. As it turns out, I only found one thing I wanted to tweak, and it was a small, sentence-level decision, so I'm not feeling too badly about it.
Also had to try to find new places to send the two stories that didn't make it to the Phobos finalists round. The market I was planning on sending the first of them to is closed to submissions until next week. I guess I'll have to sit it out until they reopen. The other story is fairly new, but I'm unsure of its market niche. I’ll send it to F&SF while I dwell on other options. It's a long shot, but then isn't everything in the publishing biz?
Did about 100 words of polishing and fine-tuning on the SF piece. It's in better shape now, but I'm still dissatisfied with it. It's due to go up at Critters next week. Hoping other eyes will be able to see how to fix it or at least what's wrong with it that's bothering me so much.
And dude_the sent the pictures he took:
Hobkin all curled up, asleep on the couch:
Pigging out at dinner:
A bite on the nose means "I love you":
All tuckered out: