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First, a birthday shout out to my friend sleigh!  Hope it's a great one!

Things here remain as they have been, with a snow day for my younger daughter thrown in for good measure.  My older kid and I go back to the doctor today to see if the injection of antibiotics she got yesterday did any good.  If the doctor isn't satisfied with her progress, the next step is admission to the local hospital.  We'd all like to avoid that, thank you very much.

On the professional front, I learned the other day that of the 5,500 hardcover copies printed of THE SORCERERS' PLAGUE, fewer than 120 remain in Tor's warehouses.  There will be returns, of course, but that's a pretty good sell-through.  Maybe they'll even go back to press with it.  Fingers crossed.

I also seem to have sold the first of the two short stories I've written in the last few months.  There are still a few editing details to be worked out, but barring something unforeseen, I've got my first sale of 2008.  The second story is out, but I've yet to hear anything back.

And that's all the news that I'm fit to print.....

Today's music:  Unidentified classical piece on NPR


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Feb. 27th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I will keep my fingers crossed that your daughter gets good news from the doctor - hopefully the shot has had time to work so she won't have to go to the hospital. I feel so bad for her - it's tough to be stuck at home sick when everyone else is in school going about their normal routines.

Congrats on the good sales!
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks all around, Jen. Yeah, I think her spirits are pretty low at this point. I know that mine are for her. And I'm trying to keep from getting frustrated with little stuff -- like the fact that I'm not getting much work done these days. Not her fault, of course. But I need to do a better job of keeping my mood up for her sake.
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
That's one of the hardest things for me when my kids are sick. I get so worried about them, and frustrated that medicines can't work immediately. Even though I know I need to stay cheerful, it's a struggle not to let the stress show.

Good luck. Hang in there - hopefully she's turned the corner now. You'll be able to look back and go, "Remember that winter you had pneumonia..." and then you'll smile because it's turned into a family story. :)
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
She does seem to have turned a corner this evening. [knocks wood] Drugs finally kicking in -- she finally has the right drugs, which certainly helps. We'll see.
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Great news on the sales -- may there be no returns!

And thanks for the birthday wishes, my friend.
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
No returns, indeed! And you're welcome. Hope it was a good day.
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Feb. 28th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, Alis. She's actually doing better tonight than she has in some time. Drugs finally kicking in, I think. And, yeah, I was happy with the numbers. I'd been sweating this one, for some reason. Probably because it's the first book of the trilogy.
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