January 10th, 2009


ah, publishing....

Well, I got another one of those five checks -- sort of.

I was dilatory in sending back my contract for "Meiyo," my Classic BattleTech story for Battlecorps.com -- but I did send it on 18 November.

It's now 9 January, and no check yet, even though it should really only take 30 days.

Tonight, I was told they could just PayPal me the money. Which they did.

A classic case of how the mills grind slowly and how they grind quickly, all at the same time!

These two checks mean rent can be paid, which is critical. Now I just need enough to show up that I can pay for the Arisia rental car..................................
  • Current Music
    "We'll Be Together" by Sting

Schott's Miscellany 9 January 2009

The guide dog school The Seeing Eye was established in Nashville, Tennessee (1929)


1. Give good Articulation
2. Correct Pronunciation
3. Mind the Sense
4. Read like Talking
5. Be in Earnest

---Worthy Putnam, The Science & Art of Elocution & Oratory, 1874

My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
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    "Don't Let Us Get Sick" by Jill Sobule
ghost academy

weekend writing

Got some revision notes from Blizzard on Chapter 1 of Ghost Academy Volume 1. This weekend will be spent both incorporating those revisions and writing Chapter 2 (and maybe Chapter 3, if time permits).

The only other items on the weekend agenda are karate-related: class today and Kagami Biraki tomorrow morning. The latter is our discipline-wide new year's workout (see more here and here.)
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    "Kissing Willie" by Jethro Tull