Saturday, March 5, 2011

VERY URGENT ARE YOU DEAD OR ALIVE

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.

5 comments:

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! :)