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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-03-15 01:10 am

"I know there will be endings, there will be new beginnings too"

Five things make a post.

1) First, the ending. Long Hidden goes out of print on May 9th. *sob* The last copies are being sold at a steep discount, with proceeds partially benefiting We Need Diverse Books. You can get discounted copies of Hidden Youth while you're there. Go help Bart and Kay clean out their warehouse while they're still allowed to sell the books! All details at that link.

2) Now, the beginnings. J has a new job! He got laid off at the end of last year and the last few months have been challenging. We are all very super excited that his nonstop hustle has landed him an excellent gig doing work he enjoys at a company he likes for good money.

3) X got a bonus and a raise! They inch ever closer to being paid what they deserve.

4) I joined a Slack for queer writers (if you want to join, let me know! All I need is your email address and i can add you) and it's been amaaaaazing for my productivity. People do 20-minute productivity sprints and then share snippets of their work and praise/critique one another in very supportive ways. Sometimes I use the sprints for day job work and sometimes for writing. I've outlined both my novels and passed the 10k mark on Valour Advances the Man (though a good chunk of that is in scenes that probably won't make it into the book but shhhhh), which is my current focus project. I haven't forgotten the Persuasion retelling but it's on the back burner right now. They'll inevitably swap at some point. I'm just so pleased to be writing! And it feels so good!

5) I reworked my Story Hospital Patreon tiers and got more people into Story Hospital Slack, hooray! Now to figure out how to keep conversations going in there. For some reason they just don't catch fire. I will probably be better at that once I'm over this rotten stinking head cold.

6) Bonus sixth thing: the DST changeover happened and I didn't hate it nearly as much as I usually do, probably because I slept 11 hours that night to try to shake the cold. (Didn't work, alas.) Kit's body clock is on the same schedule, of course, so now they're going to sleep at 9 and waking up at 7 and it's WONDERFUL. They have dinner with us! J gets to sleep in instead of waking up at 5! Not sure what we'll do in the fall when the clocks go back but for now we're just enjoying this.
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-03-15 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the link to the sale. I will probably take advantage of that when I get my next pay check.
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[personal profile] hrj 2017-03-15 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I might be interested in the queer writer Slack, since I seem to be adding Slack to my social media repertoire. That is, if there are other attractions besides the co-writing sprints. (That sort of things just doesn't work for me, alas, any more than having a "gym buddy" would help my fitness program.)
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[personal profile] hrj 2017-03-15 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd be interested, if you think I'd be a fit for the group. (If it turns out I don't mesh with the flow, I can always step out.)
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[personal profile] sterlinglikesilver 2017-03-15 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome news! Especially about the job, the baby's sleep and the writing!!!
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[personal profile] sfred 2017-03-15 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Hurray for things 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6! I hope you shake off the cold soon.
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[personal profile] mousetrout 2017-03-15 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] amaebi 2017-03-16 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so glad for all the prospering. :)
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[identity profile] 2017-03-15 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
all the woots!

[identity profile] 2017-03-15 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
would love info on the queer writer slack

[identity profile] 2017-03-15 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
This is just a wonderful post of YAYx6! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! :)