Sorry I haven't posted in a long while. I spent a good chunk of
last week at a meeting with customers in Santa Clara. I typed over
18,000 words of notes in two days (I wanted to be sure the customers'
input was properly captured) while sitting in a non-adjustable chair
at a table that was too high, leaving my wrists resting on the hard
edge of my laptop. After the first day I noticed the last two
fingers on my left hand getting a bit numb and tingly -- a very bad
sign. I moved to a better chair, and when I got
home I started taking ibuprofen and gave myself a three-day holiday
from typing. I hope that this will be enough to prevent further
problems. Carpal tunnel problems scare me more than anything other
than AIDS. Just about everything I do -- job, hobbies, volunteering,
avocations, keeping in touch with friends -- is keyboard-dependent.
In better news, I sold the story I submitted last week. "Firewall"
will appear in Transhuman: On the edge of the Singularity,
edited by Toni Weisskopf and Mark Van Name, coming from Baen some
time next year.
I also got my OryCon schedule:
- Friday 4pm: The Magical City of Unbelievable
- Friday 9pm: Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
- Saturday 10am: RSS Feeds and the New News
- Saturday 1pm: Turkey Readings
- Saturday 2pm: Writers' Workshop
- Saturday 3:30pm: Reading
- Sunday 12pm: Believable and Lovable Evil
- Sunday 2pm: Are You Really a Writer?
- Sunday 3pm: Remakes, Reimaginings, & Resurgencies
Pretty intense, but I guess that's the price of fame.
I don't yet have my World Fantasy Convention schedule, even
though the convention's less than a week away. They
still haven't sent me anything, but I see from their web page that
I'm on a panel on Friday at 4:30 about "Fantasy, Social Networking,
and the Blogosphere" with matociquala and others.