Rejection from Aberrant Dreams for “What Price Beauty?”, in which they addressed me as “Mr. Dayle.” Sigh. The story’s off to the Terrible Beauty anthology, which means I’ve covered six of the 11 anthologies I want to hit by the end of the year. Five stories to go, one of which is already in progress.
Also a rejection from Abyss & Apex for “Testing the Waters” along with a note finally revealing that they have no record of my 11/06 submission of “A Father’s Blessing” (after 3 follow-up notes).
I finally picked up more manuscript boxes and boxes up the various novel manuscripts and related items (rejection letters, proof pages, whatnot) that have been floating around my office. I shouldn’t be surprised by the number of boxes—after all, I wrote the damn novels—but somehow I am. (Okay, two have been trunked, two aren’t complete, and one needs a heavy rewrite, but still!)
Then I geeked out and bought a new keyboard for my laptop (writing computer) setup. Apple’s previous wireless keyboard just never felt right to me—the keys felt mushy, and I like my keys to make an obvious click when I hit them—so awhile ago I stopped using it and the iCurve. But that meant I tended to hunch forward to read the screen better, which was bugging my neck. The new wireless Apple keyboard doesn’t have the number pad on the right, and I use that a fair amount, so I got the plug-in one. We’ll see if the extra cord on my small writing desk bothers me or not. If it does, I’ll use that keyboard upstairs and get rid of the old one there. If it doesn’t bother me, I’m still probably going to get another Apple keyboard for upstairs. (WRT that keyboard, the company hasn’t updated the drivers for it in 5 years, so some of the extra keys don’t work, which makes me grumpy.)
That was a very geeky paragraph.
Currently Reading: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman; No Plot? No Problem!, Chris Baty
Lately Listened To: nothing much
Recently Watched: Heroes, Bones