I am chugging along merrily on Wet -- as I told you last night, the final list is set, and I've sent out almost all the notices. There are a few rejections lingering, but they're phone or snail mail things. I think all the e-mail ones are done. I hope. Some day I want to edit a really fat book, so I can send lots of acceptances! :-) Jed gets to send something like 52 acceptances a year...of course, he also sends far more rejections than I do, so I guess it's fair.
It's really nice having one of Jed's stories in the book, especially since it came in at the last minute. He had submitted a story for the first book that made it all the way to the final cut -- and then got cut. :-( Then he submitted a story for this book, that also made it all the way to the final cut, and then got cut, only for its resemblance to another story we were taking. I thought I was doomed to never buy one of his stories (very sad, as I *like* his stories) -- but then in the last week before decisions were made, he managed to turn around, research, and write an entirely new story, which the New York people loved. Yay, Jed! I know he thinks he should have done it even earlier, but my definition of professionalism involves doing things *on time*, not necessarily early. :-) Although I'll grant you, you don't want to do it in the nick of time, every time. You start to develop a reputation...
When I'm feeling a little better, I need to get up off my butt and go to the grocery store and then come home and make cookies. Cookies! They're for a graduate conference committee meeting tonight; we're going to be telling the new moderators and volunteers what they'll be doing, and volunteers need to be fed. It's the first rule. I volunteered to make cookies (since I'm on the food committee), and I'm planning on: white chocolate/cranberry cookies, chewy chocolate-coconut cookies, and simple lemon sugar cookies. Mmmm... It's sort of a gray day so far; perfect for baking. If I have time, I may make raspberry jam bars too.
Of course, I do also have some other work to do today -- a few essays to read, some research on dinner options for the conference, a meeting with a caterer to taste the food. It's a very food-ish day today, in various ways. I can live with that.
There's one more exciting thing happening today, but I'm going to wait until it actually happens before I tell you about it. Stay tuned... :-)
11:45 -- Strange Horizon is now downloadable -- woohoo! Check us out at Fictionwise...
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