Aug. 27th, 2013 09:00 pm
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So I only seem to manage to drop in here when I have something to announce, which makes this more like a mailing list update than a blog. Oh well. I have accepted that I'm not a blogger. Can't force the issue at this point, especially when the rest of life is still chaotic.

To recap the past three months: tendonitis of the thumbs; unexpectedly required to move; the stress of finding a place, packing, moving, unpacking; unexpected layoffs at work; rounds of repairs needed at new place (still not done); and I have lost the ability to can. For a while.

But in the meantime, some good things did happen:

1 - My short story "Turning", from The Monster Book for Girls, made the long list of Honourable Mentions for Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year volume 5 anthology.

2 - I sold a story, "Come Away to the Water", to Crossed Genres' Fierce Family anthology.

3 - There's a wonderful review of MENIAL: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction (the anthology from Crossed Genres that I co-edited) at Strange Horizons.

4 - Today I found out I won a skein of yarn and a sock pattern in an online contest. Yay for free yarn.

Until next time something writing-related and note-worthy happens...

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I have not updated in far too long. Not for lack of things to post about, but rather for lack of time and inclination.

So about that anthology I co-edited...

Since I last posted, Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction was released, and I attended Arisia 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed the panels I did get to, and I should at least make note of what they were, but I don't have the list handy at the moment. I didn't bother with panel notes, though, so there won't be any panel writeups. Boston was cold. Yes, colder than Toronto.

Menial seems to be going over well. You can find it here on GoodReads, and there are interviews scattered around the internet that I really should collect up, but haven't yet.

And then there's FISH...

The FISH anthology is now available! It includes my flash fiction, "I Know a Secret." There's an interview with me up on the web site. (Which, yes, is what reminded me to update over here.)

Other writerly news...

I sold a short story to the Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0! My first pro sale! Look for "Baggage Check" in June.

And I've been struggling with De Quervain's tenosynovitis (tendonitis in the thumb) which has made life extra challenging. But it seems to be improving finally.


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Shay D.

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