First, thanks to the authors who kept you entertained while I was gone! I appreciated the fun commentaries and the fact I didn’t have to worry about posting while I was away.
My trip was a fun one! My daughter, the 7-year-old hellion, and I flew to DC last Saturday. We visited with my ex and my son and his family. I think it’s funny how we all ended up divvied up so neatly between Arkansas and Virginia. It certainly makes it convenient. The visit was lovely. We ate too much, shopped like fiends, and took tons of pictures of kids doing cute things. Then the three of us drove back in my “new” used Honda Pilot, which hubby passed along to me. For folks who like to drive to “get ‘er done” it should have taken us 17 hours, but the Red-Headed Hellion and I believe in enjoying the journey, so we took two and a half days to get back to Arkansas. If we saw a sign from the interstate that intrigued us, we followed it. More about our stops later.
While I was gone, I got exciting news from Maxim Jakubowski, the editor of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, volume 11, which is due out next year. “Dr. Mullaley’s Cure,” which appeared in Cleis’s Carnal Machines, was selected for the anthology! Yay!
I also learned that I’ve lost my editor at Ellora’s Cave. I’ll miss her, but hope she’s going on to bigger and better things. Love you, Mary!
I’m settling back in, looking over the schedule for work I have to complete by month’s end, and making tweaks. I ALWAYS put too much on my plate, so I’ve been skinnying down my goals. Today, I’m working on the final revisions of Strokes, which I plan to format and upload this weekend, and hope will be available for purchase by next Tuesday. Be looking for it!
I think that’s it for now. I missed my daily chat. Now, I have to go unpack and start some laundry. Then I’ll unbury my desktop and get to work!