Friday, January 2, 2009

Day 2, 2009

Worked a little bit on my 2012 A.D. story. It doesn't have a title yet but bringing about the end of the world is kinda fun. I hope to finish it sometime this weekend and then have it sent off by the end of next week. (You will note how I am setting my sights low and taking my time)

Also managed to go deer hunting yesterday. I think I managed to walk about seven miles through the timber and I saw a lot of deer, unfortunately for me and fortunately for them, they saw me first so the only shot I got off was at one on a dead run (no, he wasn't a zombie deer) at about 60 or 75 yards. I would have to be a lot better shot with a handgun than I am to hit that target, and I don't care how big the critter is.

Other than that I heard nothing from any editor yesterday, although Michael Knost said that he broke his own record yesterday and accepted two stories yesterday. Unfortunately, I don't have anything out to him right now. Also apex is running a new blog today. One of their editors is talking about what it is like for her to go through the slush pile. Slush Lessons:

Well here is to a productive second day of the year and I wish all of you a merry weekend before the holiday season is officially over and we all must get back to normal.

11 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Good article, and a confession to wit:

Hi I'm Jeremy...

Hi, Jeremy

...and I'm powerless over switching tense in mid-story.

Hard to say how much time I've wasted going back to fix that in stories, where one minute the characters are sitting in a car talking, and the next minute they are enjoying a cocktail at Millyway's Restaurant at the End of the Universe discussing hello,-how-did-you-do?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Tense switching is something I have struggled with ever since I started writing. My one true problem, followed by grammar and spelling. some days it is a miracle I have had anything published.

Natalie L. Sin said...

At this point I'm looking forward to getting back to normal. Also, I'm greatly amused that my blog listing on your page is accompanied by a picture of cuddling men. This new year is starting off very well : )

Natalie L. Sin said...

PS: It was 17. You can imagine my confusion at the effusive praise ; )

K.C. Shaw said...

Zombie deer, hehe. They're after graaaains.

Catherine J Gardner said...

YAY! for Bambi. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- I will admit I root for the little guys too (probably why I handicap myself with a short range weapon) but one of the little buggers tried to get my car last night. Again.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Wait...an undead, carjacking deer? You live in a much cooler neighborhood than I.

Aaron Polson said...

I understand the curse of the wayward deer. I've had two cars K-O'd by the things.

Okay...graaaains. That's funny.

Jamie Eyberg said...

My wife is not a zombie fan and she got a kick out of that.

Carrie Harris said...

Graiiins is hilarious. And think of the stories you could tell about the head of the zombie deer mounted on your wall...