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I Almost Look Prolific

So, today's been eventful. First, I sold my novelette 'Under the Red Sun' to Sean Wallace (oldcharliebrown) for Fantasy Magazine. Most likely it'll appear in issue three. I also heard from Niall Harrison (coalescent) that my review of Oh Pure and Radiant Heart will appear on Strange Horizons (sh_reviews) in the beginning of March.* Also, the academics have finished with A Year in the City and I can go pick that up, and hear about ways to cut it down, which I've got to do to hit the word limit and 70/30 split for fiction and academia required for the doctorate.

I also had my right foot x-rayed after limping round on it for two days. I was guilted into it by S., but I suppose she's right about these things, what with the potential for flesh eating diseases being on the rise these days, and I've never had an x-ray before so there was that experience. It was... really boring.

* Also known as Book 3 in the 50 book challenge. I'm still on book three. I think I'm doing badly.


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Feb. 21st, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the sale to Sean! He's got good taste - and it's a worthy venue. I look forward to reading it.

Keep it up, Ben.

Feb. 21st, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
thanks, james. i reckon sean's got good taste, too. at least, some of the time ;)
Feb. 21st, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Not bad for a guy who is supposed to be writing a thesis!

For that matter, I am supposed to be sending invites to artists, so.....
Feb. 21st, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
i'm in the lull between returns for the thesis. i'm ahead of everyone, though, so it's all cool. just basically reading for typos and such now, though i'll see when i get the novel back how that went. i don't see myself making big changes there, though. i'm pretty happy with it.

(though i'm a bit worried about what they'll say.)
Feb. 21st, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Congrats on the sale! And also on the review, the thesis and not having a flesh-eating disease. Boring X-Rays are the best. You really don't want to hear a doctor shouting "Oh my god! Call the decontamination unit!"
Feb. 21st, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
i imagine i do since that would mean my super powers were kicking in.

thanks, btw.
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the Fantasy sale! We might be sharing ToC in issue 3.
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
neat :)

congrats on your sale as well, btw.
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You know what would be cool? An issue of a genre magazine (or an anthology) where all contributors are IDed by their LJ handles.
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
ew. no :)
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
Congratuations. If you wish to revel in your glory, you must never hand in your thesis, lest you disappear. DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
hush. quiet. i want to finish.

but thank you as well :)
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Did you find out what's wrong with your foot? If nothing is broken, perhaps it is the shoes you are wearing. I once had a pair of Blundstone boots that made my feet hurt, but it took me ages to notice the correlation.
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
ligament damage, apparently. i think i know when i did it, which was a while back. though i should probably stop wearing those boots with holes in them for a while...
Feb. 22nd, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
the end

now I'll never win the bet
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Re: the end


you gotta start selling, man. i'm up a couple now.
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