Ever since the sale was announced, I’ve been swamped. Can’t complain too much. I’m quite thankful that so many people want to help get some books out of here and keep my wife sane. My sanity, however, is slipping. (an example would be the one break I had becoming the Little Drummer Boy radio show) Since Clarkesworld Books is a one-man show, I have been processing and packing orders in almost all of my free time for a week now. Not the brightest thing to do this before the holidays either. I stress out over picking gifts. If only more of my family read! To put the icing on the cake, a transformer blew and damaged two of my servers at work. Three long days of work with people going “what’s wrong” and having to explain why DHCP is actually important to their daily lives. I’m the only technology professional here. (insert long agonized scream)
So, no, I’m not dead yet. I just feel that way. I know I owe a few people emails and will get to them soon. The day job lets out for the holidays tomorrow, so maybe life will get a little easier.
In other news:
We have a change in lineup for the January issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. Caitlin R. Kiernan was scheduled to have story in this issue, but she needs more time, so we’ve moved Elizabeth Bear’s “Orm the Beautiful” over from the February issue.