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Had a nice time at Potlatch. Got to take some of our out-of-town friends to some of our favorite restaurants. Appeared on some programming. Had a reading. A good time was had by all.
Apart from that my life has pretty much been eaten by the Day Job. We’re just a few weeks away from the Feature Complete milestone and I’ve had a lot of questions to answer, bugs to fix, and email to deal with. We also had a bunch of customers in on Tuesday and Wednesday, with another bunch of customers due in next Tuesday and Wednesday, and there was plenty of prep work and wrap-up for that. And it’s annual review time, with the concomitant paperwork. And I have two other projects (one big, the other minor) that are supposed to be done by the end of the quarter. Which is two weeks from today.
It’s nice to be wanted, but I’m getting a bit crispy around the edges. I’ve been falling behind on my personal email and blogging (reading as well as writing), I have three rejected manuscripts to put back in the mail, and I haven’t done any writing since before Potlatch — too brain-dead in the evenings. Nor tonight either.
Nonetheless, many writing-related things have happened without any effort on my part:
- Illustrator Rachel Stoleru posted a cute picture inspired by “Titanium Mike”;
- “Tk’Tk’Tk” was translated into Hebrew in the webzine Bli-Panika;
- “Titanium Mike” is also being translated into Hebrew, in the print magazine The Tenth Dimension;
- “Tk’Tk’Tk” will be translated into Romanian, in the fan-produced (but very slick-looking!) magazine Helion.
I am a very lucky guy.