Hey, munchkins. Sorry…

Hey, munchkins. Sorry no entry yesterday -- was just kind of sick of the computer after all the teeny tiny little e-mails as we attempted to get our fund drive up and running. Will and Audra especially deserve medals for putting up with all my quibbles and making changes over and over and over again. Still probably a few more to fix, and some of the prizes are still coming in for listing (the SH authors have been gorgeously generous with many fine prizes for our donors), but it's pretty much ready to look at, along with our last-minute additions of the Ben Strickland art gallery, the latest Rachel Hartman comic strip (we really *need* another art editor who knows HTML) and my editorial. And of course, if you haven't stopped by, there's some mighty fine fiction and articles and reviews and poetry. Jam-packed week. The fiction has a really gorgeous dragon illustration by Kari Christenson; he does dragons so well! I'm pleased, since I'm quite fond of the story too...

Today, random and sundry for a bit, then lunch at Heaven on 7 with Trey and Shannon. Not sure what I'll do after that -- maybe come home, maybe just hang out downtown, since I'm going on up to Evanston for the 5 o'clock signing. We'll see. Where am I more likely to get some writing done? Lord knows I haven't been doing any lately...

I have been reading, though. Finished re-reading the Beagle, and reading Nesbit's Wet Magic and The Magic City, both charming. Halfway through Chute's Turning Samoan, which is really kind of fascinating. Mostly a mainstream novel full of odd twists and really sharp dialogue, with a female protagonist who looks like a conventional babe (skinny and big-breasted) and who really longs to be a typical Samoan woman (huge and powerful, in her mind). But it has odd bits of magic too, here and there. A bit Rushdie-like in the way it's used. Interesting, and hard to put down. I fell asleep reading it last night; if I hadn't been so tired, I think I could have easily stayed up and read the whole thing.

Okay, off to do more SH quibbling.

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