The Good News & The Good News

Posted: September 7th, 2017 under Conventions, Editing, Good News, Life beyond writing.
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Editor has accepted the manuscript of INTO THE FIRE (after the second rewrite) and it’s now in production.  Once the copy edits have come and gone, I’m off the contractual hook, so to speak, with the time to arrange for the medical and dental procedures I need.   Whew!   Because an eye with a cataract in it does not get better on its own, nor does a dental situation.

DragonCon was fun but challenging, as the throat injury was still causing discomfort and some loss of voice strength, and the knee injury didn’t allow the kind of fast, steady walking that going from hotel to hotel makes much easier.  OTOH, I made it, so there.

Renovation on the house next door that we bought to rent has gone well, and it’s now time for the flooring crew to put in the new floors.  Then installation of appliances, final plumber visits and electrical visits, and it’ll be about ready to go.  In the meantime I need to have a talk with our lawyer about “being a landlord of residential property.”  The basics; I’ve never done this before.


  • Comment by Sharidann — September 8, 2017 @ 3:16 am


    Glad to see you back and that the manuscript got accepted.

    It is always good to find time for your health (and with the teeth, the sooner you take care of them, the less worries you have).
    I wish you much fun with the lawyer, time well spent. I had to do it myself where I live, as it has different requirements than simply living on your property… There are some interesting provisions in the tax code which made it very well worth my time.

  • Comment by RichardSimpkin — September 9, 2017 @ 2:10 am


    Dentistry on a par with eye surgery – ouch!

  • Comment by Annabel — September 11, 2017 @ 1:42 pm


    Hope your second cataract op goes better than your first – please could you think of my mother, whose first one was a painful disaster, but who is having the second one done privately on Thursday.

  • Comment by elizabeth — September 11, 2017 @ 2:16 pm


    Of course I will send prayers and best wishes to your mother for her next cataract operation.

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