Monday, June 8, 2009

All sorts of goodness

Yes, it is Monday and I am associating that with all sorts of goodness. First off, a great big Congratulations to Felicity Dowker, one of the most kreative spellers I know, who won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent. Talk about a gal who has taken the underworld by storm with her dark fiction.

In other down under news, if Jaws didn't make you squeamish to get in the water, BT's story Murky Depths on 52 Stitches will.

the third thing I am cheering about is that I am done hanging sheetrock in my spare bedroom. Most of you won't give a damn about that, but I am glad that part of the construction is done. (I still have more sheetrock to hang, but the bedroom is done which is all I was worried about.) My back is also so far out of whack I am afraid that I won't be able to sneeze this week. You think I'm kidding. It has happened to me before.

In other news we had a spectacular lighting storm last night. I wish I had set up my video camera to record it. Sometimes hindsight blah, blah, blah.

This week starts editing. Major editing of a 24,000 word novella I would like to submit to Damnation Books. I also have a Vermin antho story I can see the end from where I sit, I just need to get there, edit it and submit before the deadline is over. In July. These two projects should consume most of my free time this week, and then some.

Hope everyone has a good week. Probably read more about me tomorrow, unless My house floats away with all the rain we have been getting lately.

15 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on finishing the sheetrock hanging! That's not #1 on my list of "things I don't ever want to learn how to do," but it's right up there. I hope your back gets better soon. I hear revising novellas is good for back problems. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C., I don't know if being hunched over a computer is good for anything relating to my back. I really don't care for hanging 'rock either, but I can so I do. I do, oddly enough, like shingling houses. :P

Catherine J Gardner said...

I don't have a clue what sheetrock is but it sounds back breaking. Good luck with Damnation Books.

Carrie Harris said...

You = macho. That's all I've got to say.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- we use sheetrock instead of plaster on the interior walls of the house. It is actually compressed gypsom dust (a soft rock)

Carrie- Me= handy, not macho. I am too soft and squishy to be macho.

Aaron Polson said...

Cate, don't let Jamie fool you by calling it a "soft" rock. Elton John, this ain't. Sheetrock is heavy, heavy, heavy, and it takes a stud to do it right.

Handy is good. Macho will get you a TV show with too much gel in your hair.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Cate: LIke Aaron said, Jamie's a big liar ; ) I would rather get a hot coffee enema than hang sheet rock.

Alan W. Davidson said...

It's funny how all of the posts are not about writing, but about sheet rock and macho...I have put up gyprock before but I would prefer the lighter panelling in a basement any day. Good job, I admire someone who jumps at a jump I avoid like the plague...and Natalie's hot coffee business is scary!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- I don't have enough hair I guess.

Nat- Ouch! I think I would rather have a blind man swing the hammer while I hold the nails than what you said.

Alan- We may be professionals around here, but we don't have to take ourselves too seriously. (I didn't say what kind of professional, did I?)

Horror Girl said...

eh, i don't think there are really soft rocks. i think rocks are still like rocks. ah, my words of wisdom.

BT said...

Congrats on another milestone reached with the room.

Thanks for the link.

Good luck with the edits.

Jamie Eyberg said...

BT- I should be ready by the time you are ready for your world tour. :)

Danielle Ferries said...

Good luck with the editing. Hope the rain stops soon, its finally left us over here.

Felicity Dowker said...

Nawwww, thanks for the congrats, Jamie! And congrats on your sheetrockin'. :op

Jamie Eyberg said...

Danielle- the rain has stopped for now and the edits are going to be major, but at least they have started.

Felicity- You deserve the honors. You have a style all your own and I think anyone would have a hard time replicating that.