Busy and Mildly Burnt Out
1. Shout-out to Rhonda Parrish, who won the Mermaid’s Madness ARC Auction. The winning bid was $105, so I was surprised to find a PayPal e-mail which read, “$125 was the highest I was going to allow myself to bid. Since I was willing to spend that much, I don’t see why I shouldn’t send that much — it’s going to a great cause.” Rhonda — you win at awesome. Thank you!
2. You know, I like this book. I think Red Hood’s Revenge has a lot going for it. There’s a revelation about Talia’s past that kicks ass, nifty ideas about Arathean society, some development of events from Mermaid’s Madness, a bit of romance, and of course, Red Riding Hood: Badass Assassin. That said, I’m still at the point where I’m counting down the days until I can turn the damn thing in and be done with it for a while. 72000 words and counting.
3. It’s International Blog Against Racism Week. I find the timing fortuitous, given recent online events in SF/Fdom.
4. My department has determined that we should have five full-time employees doing customer support. Today there were two of us. This is not unusual. Thus the mild burn-out. I’m still grateful for the stable job with benefits. But some days I’m more grateful than others.