That being said, this has still been the most successful year ever for my writing career, so you're not going to hear too much bitching from me. I haven't really gone into my health, but about a month and a half ago I found out I was zooming down that slope into all those middle-age fat diseases and decided I wasn't going to have any of it. I've dropped twenty-five pounds since then. Everybody was telling me how great I looked yesterday. Once I drop the remaining twenty-five, they'll only be talking to each other: "Jesus, Matt looks sickly!" Normal looks sickly to Americans..
Gord Zajac, the swell guy who edited my story Fluff and Buttons on the Teddy Bear Range for Chizine was nudging me about a novel the other day and I told him, "Not now," and then pulled out an incomplete novel and started digging into it. Don't anybody get your hopes up.
I'm reading some Raymond Carver right now as I have a couple of stories in suspension that could really benefit from his influence.
If you need some Fiction Crawler in your life, head over to this week's StarShipSofa. I apologize for talking so damn fast in it. I didn't realize it until I listened to it in comparison with everyone else. You also get a story by Pat Cadigan, the First Lady of Cyberpunk!
Coming Up This Week
Announcements: Larry Santoro on StaShipSofa Stories Vol 2
Fact: Fiction Crawler by Matthew Sanborn Smith:
Main Fiction: Life on Earth by Pat Cadigan
Fact: Looking Back at Science Fiction by Amy H Sturgis
Serial: Sublimation Angels Pt 2 by Jason Sanford
Fact: Everything by Morgan Saletta
Promo: Schlock Magazine
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