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Sunday, February 20, 2005
That spectacular picture was taken in Thailand. Where I live it’s damned cold. Nothing out of the ordinary, mind you … we’re talking 20s, which isn’t bad … but I’m feeling it much more these days because of the humidity. Dry cold, like dry heat, is more tolerable. Our dry cold weather is now history; that was winter. Our eventual slide into spring has begun, which means higher humidity levels, which means feeling colder now than when it was colder but drier. So, I’ve been layered up like I’m preparing for an artic expedition.
Miss me? I’ve been busy figuring out how to blog a book. Last year one of my stories was chosen for an anthology, which was to be published later this year in time for the holiday season. Last week I got word from the editor that publication will most likely be pushed into 2006. I understand from another writer that our editor is swamped with work, which is good news, really, just not for me. I’m desperate to see my fiction in print. I’ve always had the option to market my story elsewhere; the editor even encouraged it, believing that exposure can only enhance the anthology. However, as Bill Croke and Rodger Jacobs will tell you, the print markets are becoming a dying breed. I have always envisioned a book of my stories, and I’ve even had the title. So, I decided to blog them. What the hell, right? I spent the better part of Friday learning the process and ironing out some bugs, and I finally did it: I’ve begun blogging my book of stories, Briefs and Other Unmentionables. As the muse moves me, I’ll be adding more to the “book.” By the way, what do you call a blogged book, bloog? Blook? Blog-bo?