Monday, January 12, 2009

Music and Mayhem

Here we are on Monday again. Yippee!! I got another rejection over the weekend. I half expected it. The 'ghost' in my story isn't scary at all but a physical manifestation of a life lived. It has been a hard one to place. The literary magazines seem to like it more than the ghost magazines so I sent it off to another literary one. This is the same one that Crazyhorse held for nine months.

If you want some good time piano music I found out my cousin Bryan Eyberg is not only a kick ass piano player and instructor but also a composer. He has a couple of online albums (you can download the songs to your computer or I-pod or whatever you want. Ain't technology wonderful.)
<a href="">General Flow by Bryan Eyberg</a>

he is actually very good. I know he hated it, but it was always a treat at Christmas to have him sit down at grandma and grandpa's piano and belt out a few songs for everyone else to enjoy.

In other news. I am still working on my Dead Bait story and it seems to be going together fairly well, so far. I will know more once I finish it, print it off, and sit down to read it for edits.

I know I am looking forward to the blizzard they are predicting for this afternoon. My daughter's school has already called it off for the day so I am guessing today will involve a lot of Mario Kart.

Later and have a great day.


Anonymous said...

Ah, good ol' Mario Kart.

Rob Brooks said...

Good tunes. Yours must be a creative family.

Mario Kart 64 was my favorite version of the game--partly beceause of never played it for Wii. I bought a 64 just so I could play MK and Goldeneye.

Jamie Eyberg said...

We like the Kart around here.

Yes, the more I look into it, the more creative my family seems to get. We have Bryan the composer, my aunt Kathy the children's book writer, me. I will fill you in on more of my family as their talents become apparent.

Cate Gardner said...

The 'ghost' in my story isn't scary at all but a physical manifestation of a life lived. Now that sounds very good and very literary.

I've finally begun to write something for the Dead Bait anthology, and I'm trying not to make it too surreal.

Aaron Polson said...

Huzzah for Mario Kart. My five year old is a pro. Gotta love the 'Kart!

K.C. Shaw said...

Man, now I want to be snowed in playing Mario Kart. Have a great day, and good luck on the Dead Bait story!

Fox Lee said...

I'm always afraid literary magazines will laugh at me. I swear a lot ; )

Carrie Harris said...

Yeah, the snow is coming our way too. I wish I had Mario Kart.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- I realized it is more literary than anything else when I wrote that description.

Aaron- for now I can still win against the six year old but she is a beginning driver.

K.C.- We only got one game in and no writing done today :(

Nat- don't worry about them laughing at you, I know editors at those magazines. They can curse with the best of them. Trust me.

Carrie- Just go out and buy one then. It is fun. You won't get anything else done around the house for a week but after than you can return to normal.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Held that long at Crazy Horse! Impressive. Good luck placing it!

We're supposed to get a blizzard, too. I'm one of those rare parents who looks forward to the snow days. No school! Awesome!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Bobbie- I was rather proud that it was held that long as well. good luck with the snow day!