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Having a moment...

On Thursday, I bounced around in my chair at the Brown Jug and explained to splash_the_cat how excited I am by the polarized reactions Reparations has been getting. People are angry! People are enthused! Accusations of white liberal guilt are being bandied about! And the questions of paradox--!

Being a writer, for me, is a bit like being a neglected child. ANY attention is GOOD attention.

Plus, I'm really good at paying attention to the comments that are complimentary, and ignoring the ones that aren't.

And then, my story went reallytruly live at Coyote Wild. Check out The Girl-Prince. (Or not. I mean, obviously, based on previous, even if you don't read and then come tell me you hate it, I'll like what you say.) sartorias and her crew did a fantastic job picking stories. Some rich financier needs to hire sartorias as editor of a YA spec fic magazine and then let me buy a subscription. Anyway, lots of nice comments from folks. It's as good as writing fic.

And then, Surreal Botany got reviewed at io9, and that was extremely cool. (Even cooler is when I realize patrons at my library are buying it, and they don't even know their local ILL circulation supervisor and shipping manager is involved.)

And then, Dunesteef Audio Fiction purchased (or rather, is in the process of purchasing, but I anticipate seeing the contract soon) "Rampion in the Belltower" for podcasting reprinty goodness. Which makes 3 podcast reprints this year. Fan-awesome-tastic!

Not a bad week.

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mmuenzler
Sep. 21st, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
I am in total agreement for handing Sherwood Smith a YA magazine to run. In any magazine, a certain amount of stories will kick you in the gut, a certain amount will be good but not kicking, and a certain amount just won't appeal at all. In this latest issue of Coyote Wild, at least half kicked me in the gut (like the Girl-Prince, heh), and the other half still all fell into the good category. I can't think of a story in this issue that I didn't enjoy (only a few more to read, but I have great faith in them!).


(Anonymous)
Sep. 21st, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like a darn good week to me. Congratulations!
vaughan_stanger
Sep. 21st, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
Sorry, that was me. LJ logged me out, again, for no discernible reason.

Edit: Loved the story, by the way.

Edited at 2008-09-21 08:56 am (UTC)
merriehaskell
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Vaughan!
faerie_writer
Sep. 21st, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
"Being a writer, for me, is a bit like being a neglected child. ANY attention is GOOD attention."

Hahhahaha! OMG, that is SO true!
shana
Sep. 21st, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I greatly enjoyed the Girl-Prince.
merriehaskell
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad!
behindpyramids
Sep. 21st, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I've friend you because I read your story on Coyote Wild and loved it. Hope you don't mind. :)
merriehaskell
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Of course I don't mind! Welcome! I friended you back.
dendrophilous
Sep. 22nd, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Enjoyed The Girl-Prince. I like the distinction between a girl-prince and a princess.

I loved Reparations when I read it. Though I haven't listened to it because I haven't been in the mood for it yet.
merriehaskell
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I can see not being in the mood for "Reparations." I can very much see it.
steve_buchheit
Sep. 23rd, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! You rock!
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