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Mar. 7th, 2007 | 09:37 am

Quick update:

Three stories submitted to Strange Horizons, Darker Matter & Weird Tales. I heart e-subs.

Two stories lingering in the no-man's-land of "Should I trunk it?" "Should I mail it?"

One story waiting for Sword & Sorceress to open.

And a partridge in a pear tree.

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Feb. 27th, 2007 | 10:11 pm

Sent a story off to the Shimmer Pirate Issue, a whole 24 hours before the deadline. To a procrastinator, that's like turning it in a week in advance.

The week has improved, although the underlying issues are still lurking.

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In which fishywish addresses the universe

Feb. 20th, 2007 | 08:39 pm
mood: aggravatedaggravated

Dear universe,

I am having a bad week. Again. I don't want to talk things over. I don't care about the law of averages and into each life some rain must fall, & etc. This is not a wish. This is a cease and desist letter.

Knock it off!

Yours most sincerely,


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Urban Ecosystem

Jan. 30th, 2007 | 01:48 pm

Our local flock of wild parrots are nesting in our pecan trees complaining about the rain. They are incredibly loud. When one squawks, they all do, resulting in a continual cacophonous chorus.

And the poor squirrels have been driven to the fences.

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Jan. 24th, 2007 | 05:09 pm

The word for the day is palimpsest. Or possibly tomato.

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January w(h)ine

Jan. 12th, 2007 | 02:00 pm
music: Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Okay, so seriously...revising a novel takes for-freaking ever. I'm flailing through the text, tweaking here, re-researching there, making little notes to myself in [brackets]. Revision is a different skill than drafting, and I have the sinking feeling that I'm not very good at it.

Call me a wuss, but I much prefer doing things that I'm good at. Hey, there's a shiny novel-sized plot over there....

Currently reading: Hilari Bell, The Wizard Test

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Jan. 1st, 2007 | 12:05 pm

Rose petals, marching bands, touchdowns & etc... For the fishywish household, it's all about the flyover.


The sheer beauty of this aircraft in flight is incredible. When it flies overhead on New Year's morning, I don't care that it's a machine of war, and I'm rather a dove. I'm awed that this machine was built by human hands, and I think that if humans can build something so breathtaking then anything is possible. It's sentimental, but I love starting my new year with that hope.

Do something impossible this year.

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I saw a movie in a movie theater

Dec. 29th, 2006 | 03:48 pm
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
music: Nickel Creek

Saw Pan's Labyrinth. It was pretty darn good, and I didn't mind the subtitles at all. It was dark subject matter though--a fairy story that is not for children. Thumbs up on the visuals--in that respect it reminded me of Mirrormask. The dude with the eyes is just awesome. I'll say no more to avoid spoilers, but see this one if you can.

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Holly Jolly Christmas

Dec. 19th, 2006 | 08:56 pm
mood: rushedgaak!
music: see above

(insert generic whine about holiday overload here)

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Dec. 1st, 2006 | 04:24 pm
mood: satisfiedsatisfied

My story "Vu" is up at Ideomancer.

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