OH THE CALAMITY. (har har, shut up it’s the best I can do today.*snifflekoff*)
I wound up coming down with the cold from hell last Wednesday and only just got better enough to return to work today. That’s almost a whole week of lying in bed, groaning at the cat and making pawing motions at the computer to try to make my self-imposed word count.
Spoilers: I didn’t.I missed the NaNoWriMo marathon day, I missed a whole heck of a lot of write-ins, and basically lived in my bed for a week, eating paleo-friendly chicken soup while my cat sat on my chest, happy I was home. Well, for the first couple days. Then Cat got bored and started poking me to get up and leave, or move, or anything.
Also Spoilers: I didn’t.
But as always, I look for the silver linings. Because being positive is rad, yo.
|Sad-face fact||Silver lining|
|I’m about 7 days behind and won’t make Angry Robot’s 2013 Open Door window. I’ll have to wait until (and hope that they do it again in) 2014||I’m not going to rush the novel and hurt eventual publication chances. I’m still going to aim to finish the novel within January 2014.|
|I missed socializing with fellow writers.||I didn’t get anyone else sick. Aside from my coworkers. (SORRY!)|
|I was sick, and grumpy. And didn’t post on my blogs.||But now I’m mostly better! *koff koff hack*|
Missing the deadline for Angry Robot’s Open Door is kind of a boo/yay? situation. I really was hoping to get my Spy-Fi submission ready and in. BUT. I was getting worried that it wouldn’t: A) be good enough, and B) be good enough. I’m still aiming to complete the draft I’m working on by New Years/Early January and then polish, polish, polish.
Not aiming for the Open Door also means I can finish up that short for Tesseracts. There wasn’t any doubt that if I did make the push for AR’s Open Door that I would have just not had time for that story. And I kind of really like it.
It has fishies.
I like fishies.
In fact, because I was sick and didn’t get to Chuck’s Flash Friday yet, I’ll include it here. The first line from ‘Water’s Way’:
“Before the rebellion turned its turquoise waters red, Tunides was a paradise.
Then the fire nation attacked.