Workshopping and working

Up at 6:30 after a good night’s sleep and into the office a little while later. It wasn’t a terribly busy day at the office, but there was still stuff to do.

I did 5 of 6 workshop critiques that came in today. The sixth one came in late this evening and I won’t get to it until tomorrow. I sat out on the balcony for the first time after work this evening. I sat there reading more of Old Man’s War, which is getting really good.

Good day for science fiction, in general. I got most recent issue of F&SF with a new Stephen King story. I also got the most recent issue of ANALOG with part 1 of Rob Sawyer’s new novel, Wake. The issue also contains a new story by Paul Levinson.

And then there is the SFWA Bulletin which, in addition to containing the Resnick/Malzberg dialogs, also contained the most recent Nebula Awards report. There, on page 60 is my name and my story, “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” listed under Novelettes. The story is no longer eligible for recommendations, but I think it’s cool that it showed up in the Bulletin.

We got some more wedding gifts in the mail today. And Kelly got some shoes and a pillow she ordered for the wedding.

No elaborate dinner tonight, just heated up some left over meat balls while Kelly had carrots and hummus. We both relaxed on the couch for a while and then headed to the gym. I did a light chest/back workout.

mabfan called me on his new iPhone this evening. Good thing he did too, because I was supposed to pick Kelly up from work and I was so lost in Old Man’s War that if he hadn’t called, Kelly might still be standing at the Metro station.

Going to shower and then go read for a while.