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May 30, 2010

As I sit at my in-laws’ house, watching the rain fall from the sky in buckets, I feel the urge to update.  Not that so much has happened, just a need to start my week with a blog post.

First and foremost, in the words of Alice Cooper, School’s Out for Summer!  Yay.  Time to write, write WRITE!  My goal is to finish my novel before the WotF workshop.  Honestly, I need to finish it before August.  My hope is to finish my first draft by the end of June.  Much wok to be done, as you can see from the status bar, but not an unrealistic hope.  I’m working out a work schedule with my wife so I can consistently progress.

I got a rejection from Asimov’s today, a very nice personal-ish form letter.  Nice story, bad fit, look forward to your next.  I’ll send them E.E. once it’s rejected from Analog.

I assisted my wife yesterday (incidentally, my birthday) as she photographed a wedding.  It was stressful work.  I’m still wiped out from it.  On the upside, I “earned” enough to buy the new Prince of Persia video game, just in time to distract me from my novel endeavors.  No playing during scheduled writing time.

The rain is finally letting up, so I’ll be heading home soon.  Home to write.  Or play?  We’ll see.  Something will get done tonight.  🙂

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  1. May 30, 2010 10:19 pm

    I’m sure that Prince of Persia game will prove to be sufficiently fun.

    It’s taking every ounce of willpower to keep from driving to Wal-Mart at this very instant to purchase either Red Dead Redemption or Splinter Cell: Conviction. Maybe that will be my reward-to-self for selling my first professional-rate story, once that happens. Hehe.

    So, Strange Horizons, just say ‘yes’ already! Sam Fisher needs me!

    The PoP movie was pretty good. I was thoroughly entertained–particularly by Alfred Molina’s character, who has more Persia = modern-day America puns than you can shake an ostrich at. Hilarious. Of course, it’s a Disney film, so it isn’t exactly forward-thinking in its subtle messages; there’s sexism and racism abound, but I don’t need to be the one to point that out. The Internet is vast.

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