Good stuff

I haven’t shared on here yet that I finally have actual physical copies of this in my hand.

There is no immediate gratification in publishing. I think we announced the final table of contents last January, after months of reading submittals and interacting with authors on changes, contracts, and other such things. So from the time Cleis gives us the “go” until we hold a book, it’s about a year. But there are many other gratifications along the way: reading good stories, getting to know new writers, reconnecting with writers we’ve known for a while and exchanging news about our lives, editing and polishing their stories, seeing the cover for the first time, reading galleys, and getting to work with all the different people at Cleis who make this happen. It takes a village to raise a book, too!

That mug next to the book is one of my gifts from Lisa S. It will be the official coffee cup of 2014. At least for hot coffee. (I do use other cups, but I tend to favor one over all the others every year.)

There’s also a new iced coffee cup, seen here with some of the other fruit slice delights I received from Laura and Lynne at Christmas. Comedians.

As for who has the famous lime coasters now…

See how thrilled and touched she is over this?!?


27 thoughts on “Good stuff”

  1. I’m looking forward to reading it! Where can I get my hands on a signed copy..?

    Do you know what book you’ll be working on next?

  2. I am loving Foolish Hearts so far. I have read 6 stories, I think. I fell asleep trying to finish Tim’s about 2:30. I should have stopped with the one before and turned the light off, but I kept saying, just one more…

    1. Thanks again!

      Nooooo, wipe that connection right out of your brain! Remember, I sent the fruit slice dishes from a few years ago to Marika–if she still has them, I’m SURE she’d like things that match. 😉

      1. Don’t pass your citrus habit on to me sister.

        By the way, how are you in my head, I took a picture of my mug yesterday for tonight’s entry.

        1. Copycat.

          You LOVE the citrus dishes! Or you did. Do you still have them? I know there was a great purge of worldly possessions when you moved to the Little Bordello in the Woods. (RIP, Swampy.)

                  1. there were survivors! And they served us well and gave their lives that I might be civilized. And they are in a safe place now.

                    I will go with Swampasaurus Rex though

    1. Ha ha! Have you found it online yet? That’s always my first thing to do when I see something I want–google search! (I think it may be a Pier One product.)

      1. I don’t DARE bring another mug into the house, LOL! Our cupboards are fast reaching the “one in, one out” point when it comes to mugs, and I don’t have any that I’m quite ready to part with! But I have a thing for sock monkeys, so that one is going on the list.

    1. You need to get to Pier One ASAP!

      Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed the anthology. I hope the writers are getting good feedback about their stories from readers. They are a talented bunch.

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