Saturday, March 5, 2011


Seriously, that was a spam email I got today. What am I supposed to say, "No, I'm dead"?

It's raining again. I do love rain, and it's still warm out, but I also wanted to mess around in the garden today. It's muddy enough already; we don't need anymore rain at the moment, thank you very much. Hopefully it won't wash away the seeds I planted Thursday.

No news on the writing front. Here, I'll jinx myself, which will at least get things moving: I've had a story shortlisted at Apex since November; I'm waiting for one contract and four sets of edits; Samhain has had my romance since the beginning of January; all three of my other available short stories have been out on sub for several months; and of course Angry Robot has had my Bell-Men query for almost a week (although since I've heard they started requesting fulls the first day they opened for queries, I'm guessing I'll be getting a form reject pretty soon).

There. If that doesn't get me some responses, I'll have to start simsubbing to move things along.


Natalie L. Sin said...

Oddest spam ever!

Aaron Polson said...

Ummm...alive, right? But I guess that is a little urgent.

My inbox has been dead, dead, dead for the last week--except for two rejections, of course.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--I was tempted to open it up and read it.

Aaron--At least the rejections let you know your email isn't DEAD like mine. (Or maybe ALIVE.)

Cate Gardner said...

I hear you on Apex. My story was moved up last September and I'm convinced my rejection has gone astray.

Send the spammer a link to a 19th century photo of a corpse and say--what do you think?

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, we're competing at Apex! I'm doooomed! :)