Two Nice Things

This is going to be a short post because I’m very, very tired. I still haven’t caught up on the sleep I lost traveling to and from the World Fantasy Convention. But I wanted to mention two nice things I found when I got home.

The first is the October issue of Realms of Fantasy, with my Folkroots column “The Myth and Magic of Narnia.”

The second is a reminder that a story of mine, “Christopher Raven,” will be available in Fantasy Magazine on November 14th.

I feel as though, in the last couple of months, I’ve been through a sort of trial by fire, and the question is, what do I do now? What projects do I go on to? Or to I take some time, watch episodes of Being Human? Just sit? Of course I still have a great deal to do, stories I owe people, a poetry collection to put together, publicity for The Thorn and the Blossom. So I can’t really just sit. But I do need some time to rest, consider where I’m going next.

I do worry, sometimes when I’m so tired, that the world holds no more magic in it. That what lies ahead is just work and more work. But that can’t be true. I refuse to believe that.

So, I’m going to speak to the Powers that Be directly.

Dear Powers that Be:

I know from of old that you’re very, very good at making wonderful things happen. That even when things have seemed all wrong, you have been steering me in the right direction. So I’m asking you now, because I’m so tired – take me to the place I’m supposed to be, all right? And if it’s someplace wonderful, all the better. (I trust you: I think it’s going to be someplace wonderful.)

That’s all for now. Hope all is well in Asgard or Olympus or whatever.

Over and out,

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4 Responses to Two Nice Things

  1. Jeff P. says:

    “That’s all for now. Hope all is well in Asgard or Olympus or whatever.

    Over and out,

    You are too funny.

  2. I wasn’t going for funny, but I’m glad I achieved it! 🙂

  3. Emily Gilman says:

    Heh, I just started watching Being Human the other night! Quite enjoying it so far….

  4. Margaret Fisher Squires says:

    I hope and trust that the Powers will respond affably to your request!

    The rest of life could be an unmagical round of unending work–if that’s what you choose. But I have high hopes for you. Even in the midst of your dissertation, you went out for ice cream and antique furniture and walks around Walden Pond. Just keep up the good play…

    Now, about all this tiredness: (If this comment seems intrusive, please disregard and forgive and make allowances for a woman who became the head of her SCA Shire’s Mothers’ Guild before there was one.) What with dissertations and convention trips and all, you certainly have reasons for the fatigue. But have you had a good physical check-up lately, complete with a check of your thyroid and hemoglobin levels?

    I nag because I care. And selfishly, I really want a writer with your views on enchantment and order and beauty and spirit to keep writing!

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