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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Turn around

Finally heard back on "Amityville"--- sadly, after all these months, not the answer I wanted. Such is the nature of the biz, though, and I had a perfect market to turn it around to.
Also turned around "God by a River". I was hoping to have the new Joe story done this week, but with the agressive schedule I am on it just didn't happen. I'll try to make time this week, but it might be a couple before it is done and out.
I only have six stories out, with three more that need re-writes before they make the rounds again. This month is looking to be far more busy than I anticipated, so my output is going to take a hit.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Progress update

For those of you who are interested in the process:

Sent out "The View from the Shotglass Floor" to the Timeshot Anthology.

Still waiting for for responses to "God by a River in Egypt" to Deep Magic, "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here" and "Nothing but Our Tears" to The Sword Review, "The Amityville Sensemilla Growers Association" to the Vermin Anthology, and "The Stars by Law Forbidden" to Strange Horizons.

About 1/3 into the latest Joe Defar story, "Six Zombies Doing that Mick Jagger Strut" and a few lines into the 5th "Servant of the Manthycore" story.

My output took a big hit this week due to con fatigue and RL business. I am hoping by Friday to have the Joe story done and some substantial progress made to the "Servant story.

Monday, April 17, 2006

"Servant of the Manthycore"

My story "Servant of the Manthycore" is up at The Sword Review:

This is the story I did at my reading this weekend at NorWesCon, where it was very well received (I heard that elements ended up that evening as sub-plots in at least one session in the gaming room)--- it is accompanied by some stunning art-work by Rachel Marks.

Go check it out--- you know you want to :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Norwescon Final Schedule

Here is where I will be, when not at parties and other folks' panels--- I also said I would be available for fill-ins, so if there is time I will update from there.

Reading: From his selected works ("Servant of the Manthycore") Thursday Cascade 3 9:30 PM
Michael Ehart

Autograph Session 1 Signings Saturday Evergreen 1 & 2 11:00 AM
Michael Ehart

Sharon Beatty Talmany's Daughter Saturday Baker 2:00 PM
David Silas
Kathy Watts
Janin Ellen Young
Michael Ehart

Victoria Dzenis Arden Saturday Baker 3:00 PM
David Silas
Michael Ehart
Janin Ellen Young
Ken Rand

Midnight Horror Readings
Boo! Did that scare ya? No? Well, come and listen to some folks who will.
Saturday Cascade3 12:00 AM
Chris Bruscas
Michael Ehart
Roberta Gregory
John Moore
T. Brian Wagner
Kathy Watts

Robert Boyd In the Course of Diplomacy Sunday Rainier 12:00 PM
Brenda Cooper
Michael Ehart
Brian Tillotson
Susan R. Mathews

Sunday, April 09, 2006

A God by a River in Egypt

I finally had time and energy to participate in the "Friday Night Write" that the Dragon Tales folks do... well, every Friday night. The idea is that a topic is introduced, and all participants go away for an hour, and return with a story. Several of the entries were pretty darned good, including one by "Lesliweird" about a swamp goddess that completely cracked me up.
Mine turned out pretty well, too, so I polished it up and sent it out. All in all a productive and fun way to spend an hour :)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Conan the Barberarian

From an e-mail exchange with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough wherein I was compelled to write this travesty:

"Grimly the iron-thewed Cimmerian wielded his mighty blade. Once, twice, thrice he stroked, and all were swept away by the ferocity of his attack. The air was filled with the coppery smell of lime-scented shaving cream, and snowy droplets of water-mixed soap were flung to each side. "Crom!" he grunted as the disposable razor, so expertly guided, still managed to nick his nipple, and his chest encrimsoned with the flow of the mighty barbarian's life's blood."

Norwescon Readings

I'm doing two readings--- the first is Thursday night at 9:30--- with the kind permission of the folks at The Sword Review, I will be reading my latest "Servant of the Manthycore" story, and will have a print of the fantastic illustration by Rachel Marks for all to marvel at.
I'll also be doing the Midnight Horror Reading Saturday night. Rumor has it that Joe Denfar may make an appearance --- still just a possibility, but I'm working on it :)
I'll see you there!

"Servant of the Manthycore" stories to be collected

I just got an exciting email from a small press publisher asking if I was interested in collecting my "Servant" series into a book. This is very cool, as I was thinking that they would make a pretty spiffy collection. I'll have more news on this in the coming months--- as always I will keep you posted!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Stars by Law

Finally finished the hard sf story I have been struggling with for almost two weeks. Got it off to crits just in time.
Not terribly certain where I am going to send this one, hopefully the folks at STEW or Dragon Tales will have a suggestion.