Eclipse Three, spam and other fun

Well, it’s that time of the year. Taxes are with the accountant (yay!) awaiting the bad news about how much I need to provide to Mr Rudd and his cohort (boo!). Medical stuff is proceeding (yay!) with unpleasant but probably simply precautionary tests on Monday (boo!).  And I’m going back and forth with some spam that’s killing the database for WordPress. It’s fixed again, but if the site disappears another time I might look to other options. In the meantime, I’ll keep backing up and hope all’s well.

And then there’s Eclipse Three.  The good news is that I’ve got some terrific stories in from Jane Yolen, Paul DiFilippo, Nnedi Okorafor, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Kushner, Maureen McHugh and others. This is a major yay!! In less happy developments, it’s that time of the process and writers are starting to drop out because of life, other commitments and so on. This always happens, is always disappointing, but is always understandable.  This is art, not bricklaying, and it doesn’t always go to plan. I do have some more stories due from writers (you know who you are ), but am considering whether it’s time for a final round of invitations to complete the book. Decisions soon.

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