Wow, it has been a while since I've posted. Well, I've been very busy with real life... barely time to read email, and definitely not enough time to read my friends' online journals, never mind writing in my own. Here's a brief, brief update.
- I finished the revisions on my novel before World Fantasy Con,
though I had to stay up until 3am to do it. I haven't heard anything
from the editor yet except an acknowledgement of receipt. If it doesn't
sell after all this I will be Annoyed.
- Lise WINOLJ was our houseguest for several days before OryCon.
Great conversation, good eats, but in trying to open my wireless network
to let her in I managed to bring the whole thing down -- it took me
until 2am to get it working again.
- I had to get up at 4am for my flight to WFC. On Saturday morning of
the con I was able to announce in the dealers' room, in all sincerity,
that I was tireder than the whole rest of the convention... put
- I must have had a good time at WFC, because I didn't go to any
programming at all (except for the one panel I was on and my reading,
both of which had quite respectable audiences -- oh, wait, I did also
attend the Monette/Bear/Lake readings Sunday morning). Basically I spent
the whole con schmoozing in the halls, the parties, and the bar. Now,
when I say "schmoozing," I really mean "hanging out with writer friends"
more than "sucking up to editors," but there was also a certain amount
of the latter. And I really wish there was something I could wear that
would look as sexy on me as matociquala's corset did on her.
- Came home to find that kateyule, Lise, and
snarke had had a good time without me at OryCon, ending with
an amazing series of mishaps that I will let one of them relate.
Sounds like their convention was a lot more... eventful than mine.
Both Lise and snarke stayed at our house for a day or two
after the convention. Wonderful to see them both, to be sure, but it
was nice to get the house back.
- All through this time I've been working 9-10 hour days at the
day job. We've made some difficult decisions about which projects to
defer, but we still have tight deadlines on the one major project that
remains on our plate, and when that is done we will be behind the 8-ball
on the other projects we've deferred. Work will probably remain quite
heavy well into next year.
- What with all the strange people I've hugged and the massive sleep deficit I've rung up in the last couple of weeks, it's not too surprising that I've come down with a cold. Nothing serious, but it does slow me down a bit.
So that's what's up with me. If I owe you an email or a phone call... please be patient, I'm treading water as fast as I can.