July 7th, 2009

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back from vacation! what's up?

It was a lovely trip to Ashland for July 4th, plays, eating, reading, and hanging out in general. More details, especially on the plays, later once I've caught up on work.

But at the fitness center this morning, all the TVs showed was Michael Jackson and Sarah Palin. Sounds like nothing else happened during the last six days.

Luckily, the couple that runs the coffee bar at the fitness center is from Iran so I talked to Sam (the husband) about what he was hearing from Iran and how he was getting some, you know, Real news. He gives the ayatollahs another month or two before they fall and says that the people are very enamored with Reza Pahlavi (son of former Shah) coming back, not as an absolute king, but as the titular head of a real democracy. The Wikipedia entry on Reza Pahlavi makes him and his wife sound like good folks. These are very interesting times in Iran, and I wish I knew more about it.

Anything else happen while I was gone?
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[writing] ours is back to eleven!

I put four more stories back out into the world, so my Active total is back to 11! That's good, because it was pretty low near the end of June.

There's three or four more stories that should go out within a day or two, two micro-fictions that need some work and can go out, one story being read by someone, and one that was read by someone and now needs some revision work before it can go out.

So, I'm getting there. It's good positive motion.

Current Writerly To-Do List:
- submit "Echoes"
- some minor revision on two micro-flash; submit them
- submit other four stories
- revise "Hair That Binds" and send to SacSpecFic for monthly meeting
- revise "Green Tears on Black Velvet" and see if some lucky soul (not named) will read it
- get back on "Accountant", "Ghost" and "Faraway"; along with "Fishing" and "Straw" (the stores all lurking on the outskirts)

That's certainly enough to think about being on a list like this, for now.