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Today’s Song, Stuck on Repeat

… while I finish the third round of GW line edits. Line edits are the worst part of the whole process for me. The big revision stuff, that’s fun. The actual writing, the revising while writing, the outlining, etc. Fine, fine.

The line edits? The round after round of line edits?

Pure torture.

A Perfect Circle – The Noose

So glad to see you well
Overcome and completely silent now
With heaven’s help
You cast your demons out
And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you off your cloud
But I’m more than just a little curious
How you’re planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

Recall the deeds as if
They’re all someone else’s
Atrocious stories
Now you stand reborn before us all
So glad to see you well

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you to the ground
But I’m more than just a little curious
How you’re planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

With your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down

Your halo slipping down
I’m more than just a little curious
How you’re planning to go about
Making your amends [repeated]

Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down to choke you now

Solace

When I’m feeling really down about my work, I go to the bookstore downtown or down the street and I stand in front of the SF/F section. Then I open books at random and read the first few lines, the first paragraph.

98% of the time, it makes me feel a lot better.

The rest of the time, I buy the book.

Everybody wins.

Campbell Award Eligibility

Well, it looks like I’m still eligible for the Campbell award for Best New SF/F writer (2nd year of eligibility) because of the screwy rules regarding when Strange Horizons became a pro market.

For anyone interested in voting, here’s the list of eligible nominees.

SO VOTE! No pressure. 🙂

As usual, I’m a pretty small fish (I mean, Naomi Novik, Justine? Sarah Monette? And then there’s Meghan McCarron and Cherie Priest. Yea, right).

Tra la.

Printing, Printing

Printing tDW today (finally, after a lot of false starts). Takes awhile to print 600 pages.

Jenn and I are halfway through season 1 of Babylon 5. Good show.

Not much more to report. Dinner tomorrow with James and Ysabeau. Inputting some God’s War line edits.

My backporch garden continues to grow.