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hutch0
Date: 2009-04-24 22:13
Subject: for those of you who asked...
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It was rather unprofessional of me to blab about the story sale last night without checking with the editors first - they might have had good reason to keep things quiet so they could announce the anthology at a time of their choosing. You laugh, but these things happen and I should have thought about that.
Anyway, I belatedly checked, and I can tell you that the story, `The Fortunate Isles,' will be in an anthology of crime stories with an Irish mythology slant, edited by Mike Stone and Gerard Brennan (our very own mylefteye and gerardbrennan) and scheduled to be published next Summer by Morrigan Books. The title of the anthology hasn't been decided yet. I'm incredibly lucky to be in this book as a) I know next to nothing about Ireland, b) I only know one Irish myth, and c) I've never written a crime story before.
Now, onward and upward...
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2009-04-25 01:03 (UTC)
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thanks for sharing it with us! You silly man, you gave us not one, but THREE disclaimers on your story! I'm sure it is wonderful and I'd love to read it!

Congratulations, AGAIN!
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-04-25 07:47 (UTC)
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I invited Dave to sub after reading his "As the Crow Flies" collection and I'm glad I did, his story is wonderful.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-04-26 00:11 (UTC)
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It still looks really rushed to me. Particularly the Infodump From Hell towards the end.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-04-26 09:07 (UTC)
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The info-dump conversation isn't perfect, but how could you get round it? You're too hard on yourself, methinks.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-02 23:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have no idea. I've been wracking my brains, such as they are, and I can't see a way round it apart from making the story another two or three thousand words longer.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-04-26 00:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I would email you the story, but that would be unprofessional now it's been bought and no longer exactly belongs to me. I know how tough an editing gig can be without your contributors circulating their stories to their mates and robbing you of sales. I will tell you, having seen a table of the contributors, that Mike and Gerard have attracted some extraordinarily talented writers. And me.
I will, of course, be employing the Thog Model of shameless marketing and boring you all witless with updates about the book.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-04-26 16:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"some extraordinarily talented writers. And me"

Few indeed are the writers of whom I can say that I read two of their collections twenty-five years ago, and not only do I still remember how much I enjoyed reading them, but every so often I'd scour the internet looking for copies, which led me to discover some of their later stories (I loved Tir-na-nOg), and then to discover a blog on LJ.

Why, if it were anyone else downplaying your writing talents, I'd have to question their taste in reading material... ;-)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-02 23:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, hush. I'm glad you liked `Tir-na-nOg,' though. It's one of my favourites, too.
Actually, I've always been rather touched that you took the trouble to look me up. I wonder how many other people who read the old Abelard collections even remember my name.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-04-25 04:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Extremely cool.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-04-26 00:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am, as they say, in hog heaven. Although I've seen a table of the other writers, and I'm in daunting company.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-04-25 07:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We are more than glad to have you aboard, Dave! And just so you know, it's Gerard with one r. :)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-04-26 00:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I notice that Gerard himself hasn't shown up to correct me...
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-04-26 09:13 (UTC)
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It's nothing personal. He's not on lj much these days.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-02 23:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Neither am I, really. I need to do something about that.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2009-04-27 05:06 (UTC)
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Yay {{{{{hutch0}}}}}! Neither a, b, nor c be any impediment. After all, you know what they say about facts. :D Hugs and happy dances, Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-01 23:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bless you, darling girl. And thank you. We'll see.
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davejwilliams
User: davidjwilliams
Date: 2009-04-28 11:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
congrats sir!! #$# awesome!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-01 23:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ta very much. I do appreciate that. The very best of luck with Burning Skies, by the way, not that you need it.
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