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Trying to Start the New Year Well.

I welcomed in the new year by finishing a story just before the submission deadline, reading it aloud, tweaking it, and sending it in. I really prefer having a few days or weeks to get some distance before doing a final revision and sending something in to an editor, but a deadline is a deadline, and I figure it's nice if a themed publication inspired a story to actually finish the story and send it in to them.

Then I was ready to head off to bed, and remembered that the bed frame broke this morning. Oh, well, it was old when we got it. However, we had to finish disassembling it and set up the mattress and box spring on the floor, and re-make the bed.

We would have doubtless done that sooner, except I discovered that some of the radiators weren't radiating heat, so we had to go around and bleed the dumb things again--something My Angel did most of, while I tried to finish the story.

I'd love to know why it's so much harder for me to write science fiction than fantasy.

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bogwitch64
Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)




Not for the bed breaking or the radiator bleeding, but for the story. :)
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 18th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
It got rejected. I'll re-read it and doubtless rewrite a bit, before sending it out again.

But thank you for the congratulations--and, as always, for the sparkly letters. :-D

Edited at 2012-01-18 03:03 am (UTC)
red_trillium
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:57 am (UTC)
Good luck on the story! Sometimes those tight deadlines can be serendipitous and you end up with something well-polished that exceeds expectations. May it go well.

Bummer about the bed and the radiator. :(
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 18th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
The bed frame was old anyway; the mattress and box spring are old enough that I think they're better on the floor now anyway. I won't be able to put off getting a new bed too much longer now.

The radiators are working better now--good thing, that. It gets cold in January.

The story, well, now that it's been rejected, I'll let it sit a while and see how much I like it when I re-read it. If nothing else, it was a good challenge. I always learn something from challenging myself to try different things.
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