Yesterday was spent editing, proofreading, and laying out Sirenia Digest #76, which was made quite a bit less stressful this month, now that I have MS Word again (thank you again, David!). Then, at the very end of the whole undertaking, I hit a big snag with the cover. And because today is today (see above paragraph), this means #76 won't go out until tomorrow afternoon or evening. My apologies.
Ah, and there was also another Alabaster: Wolves interview thingy yesterday. I think, at this point, I must have done thirty.
My thanks to Stephen, for new music by the Civil Wars, Fleet Foxes, and the Head and the Heart. And the incredibly bow-tie book on the art and life of artist Charles R. Knight. Say hello to "the box" for me today.
Last night, after mine and Spooky's high elves reached Level 50 (hers is a mage named Serrafina, mine a warrior named Mithrien), I did a small bit of very good RP with stsisyphus in the Silverwood, just south of Argent Glade and Quicksilver College. I rather love his dwarf, and it was a nice return to RP. The smallest of ripples that will spread...well, who knows where. Others are trickling in. It's going to be quite interesting. And cathartic. And...stuff. (Have you noticed this is an entry of many ellipses?)
You can now read "The Steam Dancer (1896)" in the latest issue of Lightspeed, up now. I still say it's one of the best short stories I've ever written, and I wrote it way back in 2007). It is among the best for many reasons, I say, but, at the moment, I am most fond of its simplicity.
Simply (and Trying to Be Hopeful),