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December 11th, 2003
02:55 pm


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Strange Horizons is closed for fiction submissions until January 1st. Since I did have a resolution to submit a story for publication, I have decided that I'm going to write a story and submit it to Strange Horizons. It will not be a great story. It will not be accepted for publication. But I will have written and submitted something. It may be the only thing I ever submit, but I'll at least have done it once. I have an idea, and I just wrote up a very loose plot synopsis. I'll let it stew in my brain for a while, then I'll write a revised loose plot synopsis. Then I'll let it stew some more and write a more detailed plot synopsis. Then I'll just start writing and see how it goes. Okay, I'm sure the process won't go like that. I have no idea how it will go, since I'm really not a writer. I don't sit down and write things that take longer than an hour to write. We'll see. We'll see. We'll see.

A quick review of my resolutions reveals that I can only really claim to have made any progress on one of them. This story thing will be a second one. I don't think I'll be making any more resolutions this year (or ever), but the list is still a good one. Maybe I should make a list of things I want to accomplish that doesn't have any time frame associated with it. We'll see.

I say that too much. Why do I always say "we'll see"? It's because I'm never sure how the future will turn out, since I always just act based on what I feel on the time, which doesn't necessarily mesh with anything that I've planned in the past.

Stomach was a bit acidy last night, and it has been acidy today, too (although it wasn't this morning. I wonder if the Nutty Nuggets weren't necessarily the best food for breakfast, since I've noticed acidy stomach later in the morning after eating them on occasion. Of course, I'm eating them every morning for breakfast, so it's probably just that they aggravate something that's already there). I hope I can enjoy the company party today. I'm also going to be paying up on my bet with theora, so we're meeting at Finale after my party. I hope I'm able to eat dessert.

I've done very little work today, but I have done some. I'll probably do a bit more before leaving for the party.

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Date:December 15th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC)


I spent 5 days out of town, so I'm way in the backlog (?skip=495),
but this jumped out at me.

On Sunday the 7th, I was at a party attended by Jed Hartman, and he
was expressing great relief at having closed submissions for the
year. I think it's some grueling volunteer work.


P.S.: Ain't it a small world?
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Date:December 15th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Interesting


When they have another position open for an editor, I think I'm going to apply. Unless I've started my own magazine by then.
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