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[Dec. 31st, 2010|04:30 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I got one last bit of good short story news for the year, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to say it yet, so I will keep a lid on it until I'm sure it's all right. Still, hurrah for short stories finding happy homes. (2010: the Year I Told You Less Unless You E-mail Me. Um.)

Speaking of e-mail: I should be caught up with my e-mail through Christmas Day, so if you sent me something before that and were hoping for an answer, please re-send it, as it has somehow gotten lost along the way.

It's grey and icy here, and I'm glad markgritter and I came home from Michigan yesterday instead of today; it does not look the least bit nice out. I am extremely worn, and while some of my favorite people are having New Year's festivities, I fear I will have to miss out. I'm receiving all the signs from my body that say, "rest now voluntarily or rest soon because you've caught some virus; your call." We're trying the voluntary approach.

I was looking at books for the year, and it was easy to pick the best mystery I read this year, the best juvenile, and the best "mainstream" fiction; the best nonfiction and the best speculative fiction were more or less impossible to pick in single volume form. I think that means good things for the latter two categories, but I wouldn't have spoken ill of the first three either. I don't know. I am not feeling like summarizing my year for you; I guess the first paragraph is really spot-on for year summaries: I have been a lot more cocooned this year. One of you wrote that it seemed like I was doing pretty well, and she happened to write it when the truth was a lot more complicated than that, as it usually is. I get tired of explaining, is the thing. When you do great big year-end summaries, it seems like there is explaining to be done. When you talk about having sockeye with orange chili sauce, there is not explaining, there is only fish.

I like fish.

[User Picture]From: fidelioscabinet
2011-01-01 12:15 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, and may this year's complications consist of things like "Oh, darn, I have these two perfectly delightful things in front of me in the grocery store, and both would be excellent for dinner tonight, and oh noes, I guess we could have one tonight and the other tomorrow night" and "I really cannot decide what color to paint this room."

Sockeye salmon with orange chili sauce sounds like a pleasant thing to contemplate.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-01-01 01:09 am (UTC)
It was nice. We are thinking of having the orange chili sauce on bison steaks a different time.
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From: aszanoni
2011-01-01 05:29 am (UTC)
I agree. May 2011 be exactly that way for you, M'ris.


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