Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow in the Desert

It's rare, but once in a purple moon, when the stars are aligned just right and all the forces of nature come to work...we get snow in Tucson!

If that cactus could, it'd be shivering.

Granted, this is a wet snow and only lasted an hour, but it still counts. Proof that there is this mysterious thing called "winter" here in the desert. Of course it'll be back to 70 degrees next week.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valensauce!

I'm not one for celebrating Valentine's Day, but what I do love is knowledge. On YouTube, there's a great channel called Vsauce that contains lots of neat tidbits and factoids. I like to think of it as Bill Nye for adults. So why not give your brain some love this day? (Also, you can sound super smart for your date tonight ;)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

W1S1 January Update

It's that time of month again--err, no, not Aunt Flow visiting. It's Write1Sub1! A little disappointing that there's no bloghop this month, and hope it hasn't been discontinued. Though I can understand, as not everyone participated like they should.

Anyway, onto stats.

Stories written: 1 (5,800-word story--my longest one yet!)
Stories submitted: 25 (some of these sim-subs)
Stories accepted: 1 
Stories rejected: 15
Rewrite request: 1

A nice boost to the new year with a sale to Third Flatiron for their Universe Horribilis anthology, which will be out March of this year. This is also one of the few publishers who pay on acceptance, so even nicer!

Not much else to add. I hit my goal last month of submitting to Cemetery Dance, and my goal this month is to sub to Innsmouth Free Press's Sword & Mythos anthology, which sounds like a lot of fun: mixing sword & sorcery fantasy with Lovecraftian mythos. Bring on the pulp!

Speaking of fantasy, another fantastic music video from Of Monster and Men, for their song "King and Lionheart." You really have to watch this, even if you don't like the music, because the fantasy art is amazing, and how they manage to build a world within 4 minutes of video.