Sunday, May 30, 2010

I've Been Evicted from the Man Cave

True. My sister-in-law is living with us for the summer, doing an internship in speech/language pathology at a local retirement community, and she's living in the Man Cave.

*sigh*

So my new "writing area" is the dining room table with an old laptop from school. Maybe it has some ghosts I can take advantage of...

In other, happier news:

In the category of Cate Gardner clued me in: "The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable", while not making the top ten in the storySouth Million Writers Award, Jason Sanford has posted his short list, and well...I'm humbled to see "Malleable" included. I need to write more stories like that, eh?

"Ranching the Sleore" is definitely not a story like that...but Comet Press released the TOC for their forthcoming Sick Things anthology a couple weeks ago. Looks like a nasty line up. And by nasty I mean good...in an anthology of extreme creature horror, anyway.

Okay, I feel better. (miss you, Man Cave)

13 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

"Holy Evictions, Boy Wonder!" Sorry to hear about the loss of the Man Cave. I'm sure the force will still be with you at the dining room table. I'm sure the fact you made the ToC of the Sick Things Anthology has taken the sting away.

Cate Gardner said...

Is your sister-in-law sure she needs sleep? If someone tried to move into my cave I'd bury them in my 'to read' pile.

Aaron Polson said...

Alan - I shall carry on. I think. (I hope)

Cate - It might happen yet...not on purpose, of course. But there are a number of books stacked in the corner...

Akasha Savage. said...

I was 'evicted' from my writing space in our loft a few months back - my son has come back home for a while 'til he moves to Japan with his girlfriend - I now sit at my kitchen table which is not real good for my posture; as I'm not very tall I have to sit on a child's booster cushion to work at my laptop in comfort!

K.C. Shaw said...

As long as she doesn't paint it pink in there. Congrats on the well-deserved shortlisting!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Poor man cave. I'll bet it misses you, too!

Andrea Allison said...

Poor Man cave. Just won't be the same without you, but sacrifices have to be made, right?

Jarmara Falconer said...

Why did you have a writing cave dragon in your Man Cave to keep all intruders out?

I'm sure you can buy one off ebay for next time.

Good luck

K.Hinny said...

Wow. Incredible Aaron! Congratulations...

It's nice that you're allowing your sister-in-law to stay with you, but I know how distracting a change can be... I'm sure you'll do fine and it's only for three months, right?

Happy writing!

Aaron Polson said...

Akasha - Solidarity, then. We will retake our writing spaces!

KC - It's already lavendar...pink isn't far away.

Natlie - We still write each other.

Andrea - Of course.

Jarmara - I do have a dragon in the man cave, but he's small and plastic. Not exactly a killer.

Hinny - Really, only two months. It'll be fine. Give me something to distract me during the summer. ;)

Danielle Ferries said...

Sending commiserations your way about the Man Cave, and wishing you a speedy return.

katey said...

Gosh, that Sick Things looks brilliant. It goes on the list! Congrats!

I feel you on the Man Cave issue. My own little writing area is where the dining table ought to be-- my desk is there instead. We live in a two bedroom apartment and my husband works from home, with a lot of conference calls, so he gets the extra one. I try and block myself off with bookshelves, but there's only so much you can do. ;)

Barry J. Northern said...

Welcome to the club. I've gotten used to writing in the dark and quiet gaps between life.