I’m waiting for an email from Lawrence Person. I figure I know what it’s going to say. It’ll be something like ‘H’ard sez if you want to send him a email, print it, put a stamp on it, and mail it on over’. For those in the know, Lawrence, who seems like a lovely guy, is friends with Howard Waldrop. Howard doesn’t do email, but Howard does have an email address. You’re just not supposed to use it. I know this. But…. I was sending out the first standard follow-up email for Eclipse Two, writing to everyone to say hi, tell them that I just bought the first story for the book, and to quietly remind them that there’s this deadline thing going to happen next year some time, so maybe thinking about stories could be cool, and wishing everyone happy holidays and so on. Anyway, Lawrence keeps an eye on Howard’s email address for him, and added it to the mailing group last night without thinking. So, I’ll get the email, which is fine. I’ve just got to remember to print it out and mail it tonight, so Howard gets it too.
I’ve also got to get some post-World Fantasy proposals out the front door and get a batch of columns edited. Busy days. In the meantime, you did read David Moles’ “Finisterra” from F&SF, didn’t you? If not, go get the December issue and check it out. Moles doesn’t write enough, but when he does write something it’s always worth reading.