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May 30, 2001

Things Move Closer to Publication

Well, it looks like I'll have a number of things published all at once, depending on various cycles. I've been trading a few emails with one of the editors at Strange Horizons, who says my story "With the Dawn" is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 11th. My poem "Lunchtime" should be released with the Speculon June 15th poetry issue. Neverworlds says they're going to a new format on June 1st, releasing their fiction on a week by week basis (one of which should include my story "Outlive the Consequences"). And now John O'Neill of Black Gate Magazine says my story "Three Nights in Big Rock City" will be in the Summer 2001 issue, to appear in June or July. Their distribution deal has gone through, so it should be available in Borders/Barnes & Nobles. Good heavens. I need to get writing more to replace what's been sold. Poor me. And my diamond shoes are pinching my feet.

May 23, 2001

Mostly Silence, With Occasional Remarks

Writing has mostly gone on hold, what with my adjustments to the new job. No new responses from editors, either. Today one rose to the surface, breaking the silence of the last few weeks: a 100 day form rejection from Silver Web. Ah well, what can you do? (I know, get back to work...)

May 10, 2001

Things Are Things

I have no idea what that means. I just liked the sound of it.

My feghoot is up. Check it out on Planet Relish and tell me what you think. Not much else going on. Speculon sent me some requested changes to my story. Mostly grammatical, and the ones that aren't I can go along with. Oh, and I'm up to Day Four at my new job: Assistant Librarian for Government Documents and Electronic Resources. Boy howdy. So far, so good, but I'll be happier once the computer for my office arrives (only so much electronic resources work you can do without one of the blasted things).

May 03, 2001

Planet Relish Relishes My Work

This afternoon I got a 55 day email from Planet Relish, accepting my feghoot, "Tim Timmison at the Psionic Conference." Heh heh. Not the world really needs more feghoots, but I wrote six or seven of these things a few years ago. I thought they were pretty funny, but I have a strange sense of humor and let's face it, demand for bad puns is extremely limited.

May 01, 2001

Back From Vacation

I'm back. Did you miss me? Did you notice I was gone? Probably not, but that's ok. While others were in Los Angeles, watching the Nebula awards being handed out, I was in Melbourne, Florida (the Space Coast), watching my niece Kylee being christened. All right, not exactly then, but that's where I was this weekend (and a couple days before, and a day after). Also took a little vacation along the way - spent a day in Savannah, saw a few relatives in Brunswick, and collectively drove about 1200 miles. While I was gone, I got a polite say-nothing rejection from Analog, and the contracts for my poem "Lunchtime," which will appear in Speculon.

About the only other news I have is that I'll be starting a new day job soon. Come Monday, I'll be working at GrowingGrowing University in the library. I'm very pleased about this new job, as it has several things I'm happy about: more money, better benefits, more vacation time, an easier commute, and a return to an academic environment. Lovely.