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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The winner of yesterday’s contest will be announced tomorrow. So be sure to post for a second time to win today!

This week, I finished a short story for a Cleis collection and shipped it to the editor. I won’t hear until August whether my story makes the cut. The payout is a very small one, but not the reason I wrote it. Short stories offer a challenge. Telling a story in just a few words hones a writer’s skills.

I also wrote a proposal, just a short treatment, of a concept I have for my own compilation. If it’s accepted it will be a fun project and something different for me to try.

This week, I also began a new novella for Ellora’s Cave. I have a chapter done, and the rest should go really fast. It’s a shapeshifter story—something furry and very sexy.

I was pleased with my accomplishments this week. Family has descended for the reunion this weekend, so I paused for a couple of days. My sister-in-law took a walk around the farm today and came back saying a stray dog was inside the pasture fence. I’m such a softie. I went to take a look and couldn’t resist. I’ve named him Fenris (after Fenrisulfr, the monstrous wolf from Norse mythology). He’s solid black and looks to be part border collie and part German shepherd. He seems very sweet, and very happy that someone wants him. He’s also emaciated.

My daughter bathed him to kill fleas and ticks, which he had aplenty. He stoicly suffered through it, even though he shivered the whole time. Afterward, we let him into the yard where he ate and curled up under our patio table. Looks like he’ll be happy to stay and join our family. We gave him a puppy shot (we think he’s about 2 years old based on his teeth), and tomorrow he will be handed to my son-in-law who will get him dewormed, neutered and then keep him for a couple of weeks of obedience training. I’ll try to remember to take pictures tomorrow.

Oh, and I picked up my new painting, Blueberry Blast, yesterday! :cool:

12 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Lisa J
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 8:47 am · Link

    I can’t wait to see your new addition. I’m contemplating another dog. Don’t tell my mom, if I get a third dog it means I’ll get coal for Christmas. Even though she doesn’t live with me, she doesn’t believe anyone needs three dogs.



  2. Rasha
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 9:19 am · Link

    Sounds like you have been busy and congrats on the new addition to your houshold :) Last week was a killer for me, too much to do and too little time.



  3. Julie Kiesow
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 1:04 pm · Link

    I hope he adjusts well to his new family. I can’t wait to see a photo, I would have done the same thing I can’t stand the site of a neglected animal. Kudos to you!



  4. Jody F.
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 1:34 pm · Link

    That is so sweet of you to bring the new addition into your family. I wish more people took the time to care. And I love the name you chose, very original.



  5. Estella
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to see the the addition!



  6. Brandy W
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 5:25 pm · Link

    You’re such a softie. I’m sure Fenris will love it there.

    And can I say YAY!!! on a shifter story. Love those.



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Lisa! :lol: I promise I won’t mention it to your mom. And we have a lot of acreage, so three dogs aren’t going to overrun our place.

    Rasha! I hope you got some down time this weekend!

    Julie! He and our Sheltie are already best buddies. No fights at all and they are both males who still have their testicles, so we were lucky with that. But he’s gone now with the SIL. He’ll come back a different dog.



  8. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 7:42 pm · Link

    Jody! I’m into everything Viking at the moment, so the name came to mind without a lot of thought.

    Estella! I’ll have to take those photos next week, but I’ll definitely post them!

    Brandy! I hope you’ll like it. My heroine’s a were call girl.



  9. Natalie
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 7:51 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I wonder what type of personality he will have once he gets settled.



  10. Sherry S.
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      · June 6th, 2010 at 8:41 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your new addition I can’t wait to see the pictures.



  11. savonna
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      · June 7th, 2010 at 2:33 am · Link

    You’re so sweet to rescue the puppy. It’s fantastic that he gets along with your Sheltie. I can’t wait to see pictures.

    The shifter story for Ellora’s Cave sounds awesome. I can’t wait to hear more about it!!



  12. Valerie
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      · June 9th, 2010 at 8:26 am · Link

    Aw, so sweet!!!!

    I’m sure he feels very grateful that he’s found such a caring family.