Un-freaking-believable! Schools all over the OKC metro are closed today because of the weather. How bad is it? Here’s a shot taken from my front window just moments ago:
Grass, street … all visible. I cannot believe school closed for that. Most likely all the districts had a snow day or two to use up and maybe I can see using one today rather than mess up the end of the year on the school calendar by letting out early. But, if I was working full-time, what would really piss me off is that so many of the day care centers are closed, too. For what you see in that picture! And the little bit that’s there came down on Saturday!
I’m off work today because the chamber is closed for President’s Day. Kim has to work. So I get a few extra hours this afternoon of hearing, “Daddy, I’m hungry” every 10 minutes. Plus the arguing that’ll go on between requests for permission to graze. arrgh
Good news and bad news on writing. I had an e-mail from Scrybe Press this morning saying that Shara should be done this week. Yes, unfortunately experience has taught me to be skeptical, but still … I’ll hope.
I made good progress in the first round of edits on Ulrik yesterday. I added 300 words. I also learned my printed manuscript had two versions of Chapter 10. My MS Word file only had one version, but it caused a bit of confusion, particularly since they were very close to the same except for the opening. How sad is that I have no memory of doing that?
I finished a magazine article late last night.
So, what’s the bad news? I sent several e-mails last night asking for status reports on projects (that’s how I got the Scrybe news). The e-mail to Blackridge Entertainment bounced. This is the Canadian production company working on the horror anthology film to include my shorty story “Reunion.” Their Web site is gone, too. I hadn’t heard back from my contact there since sending him my idea for the script, and that was a few months ago. Not sure what this means, but it doesn’t look good.
I also haven’t heard from Fine Tooth Press in quite a while, so I sent them an e-mail asking about Darkscapes. That book was due by the end of this month. So far, though, I haven’t seen any cover art, so I’m betting on a delay.