Jim C. Hines (jimhines) wrote,
Jim C. Hines

A Rare Saturday Post, with Sucker Tree

I don't post much on weekends, but what the heck.

First off, the Ask an Author thread is still open, and has almost hit 100 comments. I've always been one of those people who likes seeing the numbers roll over, so I need five more people to go ask questions. Serious or silly, it's all good. (And there are some entertaining ones already in there.)

I've said before that balancing job, family, and writing is a bit of a trick. It's why I get most of my writing done at work (except for days like yesterday, when the office goes out to lunch ... which was fun, but I felt a bit torn about my poor unfinished story.) Then when I get home, I usually get time to do a little e-mail and catch up online, but sometimes a more important deadline comes along. Like my daughter's Christmas party. My daughter who needed a sucker tree to bring to class the next day.

So here's how I spent Thursday night.

Considering we had no idea how to do this when we started out, I'm pretty pleased with myself.

I also wanted to congratulate the folks who have made the preliminary Nebula ballot. I see some familiar names on the list, including beth_bernobich, norilana, Julie Czerneda, and some lady named Rowling. If you're in SFWA, there's only a week and change left to get your nominations in. They especially need nominations in the novella category.

But don't make any more novelette recs, okay*? "Sister of the Hedge" made the list, and I'm already feeling intimidated by my competition.

*Yes, I'm kidding. Mostly. And I fully expect Beth to whoop me :-)
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