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My brain feels like an over-squeezed lemon.

Work on writing last night got borked when I remembered that I wanted to go to the Buddhist Center, especially since someone I hadn't seen in years was visiting from England. So I went out and got my dharma on.

Today has been spent at the Wayward, working on my synopsis for A Sunless Garden and doing a first round of polish for the excerpt. Since the girl has unexpected email access out in BFE, I will email my stuff off to her. Once I get some feedback and do a second wave of changes, I'll probably start begging people to give it another round of looking.
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Some good, some not so

It was awesome to see my short go up on Wily Writers this weekend. It's a little weird having an audio version of my story up, but kinda neat.

No word yet from Crossed Genres. Based off of things said in their blog, I don't think my story's going to be accepted. Nothing definite. They haven't actually said, "We picked stories and alerted authors," and I just haven't heard anything. But my confidence is waning.

Talked to the Powers That Be at work yesterday to find out what would be involved in taking a leave of absence this summer. The good news is that it's doable. The bad news is that I cease accruing vacation/sick leave while I'm gone and, scarier still, after 30 calendar days of absence I lose insurance coverage. In theory, at 6 weeks, the workshop lasts about 42 days. Might be a day or two less if I get to subtract a weekend day off at the beginning because of the start time. But, yeah. Kinda scary. I'm still inclined to do it, but now I know there are other risks besides just not having a paycheck for six weeks.
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Another log for the fire

I was reminded that I had one other short story that could be considered for a Clarion/Clarion West application: "A Ghost of Christmas Past," from the Cobalt City Christmas anthology. I think it was off my radar because I never thought of it as a "stand alone" piece, but maybe I'm wrong. I would be open to opinions, especially if you aren't familiar with the Cobalt City universe.