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19 August 2008 @ 10:25 am
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A while ago I sold my short story “Them Shoes” to Subterranean Press, and it is now up in their Summer magazine! I’m all pleased. :)

I haven’t been able to figure out how to start the 5th Walker Papers, despite several attempts. I complained of this last night. Ted said, “Start with a (extremely obvious solution).” Why couldn’t *I* think of that?!? *flails around in exasperation*

I’m seriously considering emailing all of those nice “I’d buy ‘em if you wrote six books” comments on the last entry to my editor. She’s asked before about what reactions I’ve gotten to TQB…

We’ve been watching the Olympics. I get terribly emotional over the Olympics. It doesn’t even matter if I like the sport. I get all AWWW SNIFFLE THEY WON! Such a dork. :)

I cannot for the life of me decide what to do with my hair. Consequently it’s getting longer and shaggier and more annoying. Cutting it v. short again is by far the easiest thing to do, especially with swimming. But my ears get cold, a thing which never bothered me until recently. But I’ve got to do *something*. Mrhghghg.

Oop! Ted needs the computer. *scurries off*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Stephanie Burgisstephanieburgis on August 19th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
Wow. I loved that story - so powerful!
ghibbitudeghibbitude on August 19th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
that was amazing.

sorta a cross between the red shoes, the little mermaid, and cinderella, with more, but I gotta tell you .. The ending really did it for me. *snerksnerk*

wednesday childewedschilde on August 19th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
cut it short.

wear a bunny hat.
snowinginjunesnowinginjune on August 19th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
oh congratz!
Tayefethtayefeth on August 19th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! More Walker Papers!

As for hair, if you cut it short, you can always wear a scarf around your ears, or a hat.
SaffronRosesaffronrose on August 19th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
That story is a variant of The Red Shoes (which was the first album I ever bought, at a hospital rummage sale) and an almost vampire story, to me. Not your usual--congrats on it being bought by Subterranean Press.
kitmizkit on August 19th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
yup, that's exactly what it is! Thanks! :)
Beshterbeshter on August 19th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
He he he, honestly, I know a lot of people who get dorky on the Olympics. I get dorky on the Olympics. One of my friends texted me the other day to say she started crying during the end of the marathon.
kitmizkit on August 19th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
I cried at the end of the women's marathon last time, when the Australian woman won in Sydney. In fact, I STILL get teared up thinking about it, just cause as she said, if she'd been anywhere else in the world that day she'd have come in second, but the home town crowd brought her home. *SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIF*
Beshterbeshter on August 19th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
You know, I usually tear up during medals ceremonies, usually the US ones I admit, though I did get teared up during a Canadian medal ceremony once because the person couldn't stop crying and laughing at the same time.
darilliandarillian on August 19th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I just wish they'd show more of the sports on our T.V. that are not so mainstream to us. That'd be neat to watch, too.

And on the hair: temp solution while you decide is to wear a headband, if necessary around your forehead, swashbuckler style to keep it back (remember my maroon one I used to wear all the time?). And for winter, get a polarfleece one and your ears will be warm, even if hair is too short. I've always liked the fuzzy headband option for head warming, probably from my skiing years. Hats are too hot, earmuffs are bulky and fall off plus too hot and you have to go back on the trail to get them when you throw them off during the race. Headbands rock cuz you can just pull them down to your neck when you overheat and they aren't lost.

Had to get a few pairs of earmuffs before I figured that one out... ;)
Janne: Leaf on the Windjanne on August 19th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Nifty story! And yes, I'd buy those six books :)