Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer sympathy on the loss of my father. It was so kind of you all to do that! It was reassuring to see the virtual hugs. Thank you.
I’ve spent the last week helping Mom get things done as needed. I think the big stuff is covered or at least in progress; I still have to get Dad’s tax info together but that’s do-able in a weekend, and there’s no rush right now. So I’ve been able to spend the last couple of days on my own projects.
One nice bit of news: “Not to Forget” was selected for the Queer Collection from Fabulist Flash Press. Editor Gregory Kompes will be publishing the new edition later this year. Last year’s edition is available here:
I also got a private call for subs from an editor, and that always feels good. Plus, I sent out four stories to various markets; a couple went to general calls and one went with a personal referral so perhaps that story will have a bit of a leg up with the editor. One never knows.
Got a thanks, but no thanks from Shane Allison for his Firemen antho so that story needs to find a home. And I’d sent the Lethe story collection up to Steve before Dad got sick so that’s in progress. I made edits to the workshop story based on my teacher’s feedback and the other students’ input, and it felt good to get those changes done. The tweaks make the story stronger, no doubt.
And that’s it for work this weekend. I’m taking the rest of the day “off” to read, putter in the yard, supervise the cats in the yard, and watch trashy movies like “Running Scared” in which Paul “Pretty Boy” Walker uses the F-word at least a couple bazillion times. And shoots people.
My kinda mind candy right about now.