Sent out four pieces to lit markets, yay! I'm particularly proud of this since I find submitting to them so depressing, since none of them have bought anything from me yet. All I ask is one little sale, just to keep my spirits up...
- "Flowers and Branches" - McSweeney's
- "A Gentle Man" - The Yale Review
- "Sister Mary" - The Threepenny Review
- "Monsoon Day" - The Kenyon Review
And still going strong with Tristram
. If I go on like this, I should be done with it by noon tomorrow. It's really been an astonishingly productive week, here at Jed's. Usually when I stay with him, I end up gorging on comic books. Somehow, I've stayed focused this week, reading several long books, plowing through e-mail, catching up on subs. It must be the looming exam deadline; it won't allow my brain to relax too much.
I did buy a copy of Tamora Pierce's Cold Fire (a kids' book) a few days ago, and I read it greedily yesterday. Two delightful hours, which fortified me for my return to the 18th century today...
(8 journal entries today! Is that a record? Are you tired of me yet? :-)