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15 December 2011 @ 08:50 am
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Accidentally posted this as a locked post last night. *eyeroll* Wretched WP, not crossposting to LJ. Gotta fix that. Anyway!

Just a quick note to say the Magick 4 Terri auction, supporting editor/author/artist Terri Windling, closes this evening at 5pm (Eastern, I think). The "Get your own CE Murphy short story as a Christmas present!" commission is at $450, which is moving into actual "that's what I get paid for a short story" territory. Not that I'm getting paid for it, but it's satisfying for it to get into the right dollar range as a charitable contribution. :)

The middle grade fantasy novel I just wrote has sold out at $100, is resting at $250 for the second (set of all 4 books, sent to you as I write them!), and lies untouched for the third auction, where you can get the first book for $100 or all 4 of 'em for $400 (look, it's for charity, dudes). Even my agent isn't gonna get to read these for a couple years, so strike while the iron is hot!
simplisticwordssimplisticwords on December 15th, 2011 10:26 am (UTC)
Just to add to it, the short story (so far) is still being dominated by Bill Schafer from Subpress.

I'd bring it up to an even $500, but I don't have that kind of money at the moment. :(
kitmizkit on December 15th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
Bill did say he's actually bidding on it as a gift, which is something. :)

And oh my do I hear you. There are SO MANY things there I'd be bidding on if I was, y'know. Rich. :)
simplisticwordssimplisticwords on December 16th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
That's not so bad as thinking a publisher wanted your story before everyone else. :)

Rich? What's that? :)
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kitmizkit on December 15th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
You. Are. *Awesome*.

I know Terri Windling best as an acquiring editor whose acquisitions included Charles de Lint, and Emma Bull's WAR FOR THE OAKS, one of the early forerunners of urban fantasy, among many others. She has edited some of the most fantastic fairy tale series & anthologies, and is one of those people whose editorial decisions have shaped, consciously-or-un, a lot of my ideas of what seems *possible* to do in the urban fantasy field. She's influenced the fantasy world in ways that readers wouldn't necessarily recognize, but writers (who tend to pay more attention to editors) are highly aware of, and...yeah. Terri Windling is one of those people who--I would be writing books anyway, but without Terri's influence I would most certainly be writing different books, you know?

And perhaps I'll pop by Google next week to deliver your book. :)
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kitmizkit on December 16th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC)
12:30 is so shortly before naptime it's sort of doomed. I'll have to see if I can figure something out. Otherwise, well, I have your address. Did you get the calendar, btw?