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"Magic is not respectable, Sir."

Yesterday, I wrote 1,097 words on "The Wolf Who Cried Girl" and found THE END. The story comes to 5,942 words, total. And I think I am very happy with the piece. Spooky loves it, and, increasingly, her reaction is my gauge of whether or not I've done a thing well. The story has been sent to Vince Locke to be illustrated. Anyway, along with my sf story, "The Pearl Diver," "The Wolf Who Cried Girl" will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #24, which should go out to subscribers on November 30th (unless I can get it out sooner). And if you are not a subscriber, that's a very easy thing to remedy. You know you want to.

And that reminds me. "In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection," a story that originally appeared in Sirenia Digest #20, is now online as part of the Fall 2007 issue of Subterranean Online (née Subterranean Magazine). Which means you may read it for FREE.

Yesterday, the postman brought me my contributor's copy of the Dark Delicacies II: Fear anthology, edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb (Carroll & Graf). Among many other fine stories, it includes "The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)," which originally appeared in Sirenia Digest #11.

I did get in a walk yesterday, all the way to Freedom Park. The sky was filled with rainy-looking clouds rushing by overhead, the ground covered with wet fallen leaves and patches of green. There was only a hint of cold to the air. Later, after dinner, we read Chapter 6 of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. So far, I am enjoying the book a great deal, and I find myself baffled at those I've seen complain about the style in which it is written, which I find fairly straightforward and brisk. Then, after Chapter 6, I gave up the next five hours to Second Life. I've been "good" lately, not spending so much time inworld, but it was something I needed last night. There was a brief bit of story in New Babbage, at which point I shifted into Fremen mode for the Dune sim. Our sietch was invited to visit House Corrino, an invitation that I, as Naib, nervously accepted. Later still, I found myself in the company (and at the mercy) of blu_muse in the post-apocalyptic supernatural free-for-all of Toxia. It was early before I signed off — about 3:30 ayem, I think, though I didn't get to sleep until 4:30 or so. Anyway, sometimes there must be fun. Oh, and, also last night, I made a new entry to the Professor's journal, regarding the birth of her daughter Elenore (who is also her mother). It just happened to be my 50th entry to that journal.

Okay. I think that's all for now. I have to spend today a) getting the layout done for the next issue of the Digest and b) getting started on the galleys for the 3rd edition of Tales of Pain and Wonder.
Tags: sirenia, sl, topaw

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