Today I met my writing buddy and did three pages on “White Hawk” which maybe isn’t a lot but it was a good three pages. I see the story even clearer than I did before. Many of the previous Haxan stories ran about 7k. This one looks to be a mite shorter which is always helpful for marketing.
I’m toying with the idea of doing a crunch-write and finishing the story this weekend. Not sure if that will happen, but it’s nice to dream.
Also today I signed and mailed the contracts for the reprint of my short story “Tryst” for Three Crow Press. Man, that little story has been good to me in a lot of ways. Can’t complain if someone likes it enough to want to pay for a reprint. Okay, it’s not much…still money, though.
Remember my other story “Heart’s Issue” that appeared in Drops of Crimson? They now have a little CafePress thing going on the side. Check it out. I’m going to get the coffee mug, it looks cool: Drops of Crimson Shop.
Haha, and if you really want a blast from the past here’s the old coffee mug CafePress did for my Strange Horizons story “Slugball” illustrated by frankwu . All that stuff is no longer avaliable, but you can see a little picture of the coffee mug. There was the usual stuff like bookbags and shirts but we also had Christmast ornaments! Frank and I always laughed about that. (We still do. It doesn’t take much to make us laugh.) Heck, I bet Ernest Hemingway never had Christmas ornaments. Take that, Hemingway. You, too, Melville because you didn’t have one either, you poser.
In other news I slipped on ice today and liked to blew my fucking knee out. I’m okay, no harm done. I’m so agile and my reflexes so cat-like I was able to avoid any serious damage. I just included the phrase “liked to blew my fucking knee out” because it sounded dramatic. It’s still true, however, that I have cat-like reflexes. That part is true. No, it is. Okay. Don’t believe me. Fine. I can live with that. Mad? No, I’m not mad. Why would I be mad? Let’s just move on. I’m a liar, I guess, that’s all. No, I’m not going to forget it. What? Do I often have these conversations with myself? Why, as a matter of fact I do…. Scare you, much?
Right now I”m watching the Palladium Channel on TV. They’re showing the old documentary Monterey Pop and Jimmy Hendrix is doing things with a guitar human beings weren’t meant to do. Amazing talent. If you’ve never seen this documentary I urge you to give it a peek. Really good filmmaking and the music is seminal.
Well, that’s about it for tonight. I’m wrapping things up around here. I’ll read a bit and crawl into bed. ‘Nite.