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March Monster blogfest

March Monster

Write 1 Sub 1 is a really excellent project for  me - following in Ray Bradbury's footsteps, the challenge is to write and submit and story (or poem more often in my case) every week of the year.  It's really keeping my productivity up despite my hectic life.  I've managed to keep up the pace so far this year and am happy with the results.

Two new acceptances this week, of which I'm very pleased:

"The Lift Equation" and "If Sappho Studied Egyptology" were accepted by Abyss & Apex for their July 2013 issue.  I love both poems, but am particularly fond of "The Lift Equation".  It was written in honor of my mother's scientific contributions at NASA, particularly her work on the ProSEDS tether.  selidor, you might have some knowledge of this project, considering your field.  I'm looking forward to its publication later this year.  Sappho, I am also proud to honor. :)

Two new print publications this week - "Asteroid Orphan" in Aoife's Kiss 44 and "Maud Gonne, After" in Mythic Delirium 28.  I will wait until my contributor copies arrive for a proper review.

Now, back to working on a new story.

Comments

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ashlyme
Mar. 31st, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Heh. I lose track of congratulations, so just imagine me putting on a tape-loop of applause!

Your mother working at NASA - that impresses me.
three_magpies
Mar. 31st, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
^_^

My mother impresses me too. Took a while to stop being completely daunted by her! She's not only a really high level engineer, a place fewer women reach, but she has degrees in both metallurgical and materials engineering. Also, she's incredibly good at cooking (gourmet level), gardening and quilting. I'm trying to get her to put the last in juried shows. Her precision is, well, mathematical.

See, I'm a bit in awe of her.
three_magpies
Mar. 31st, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Here's my mom: http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news/curtisprofile.html - I was in college here, so this is over a decade old..

She's doing something now on the new lunar vehicle. I think. Mostly, she's getting ready to retire!
ashlyme
Mar. 31st, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
... bloody hell.
three_magpies
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
That's a good reaction?
ashlyme
Apr. 1st, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, it is. I can't imagine your mum doing anything as simple as retiring!
three_magpies
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
She'll find something to occupy herself with, I'm sure!
Erin Cole
Mar. 31st, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Super congrats on your publications, Alicia and on meeting your W1S1 goals.
three_magpies
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Erin! Congrats to you also.
rhondaparrish
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on reaching your W1S1 goals for the month and for your awesome sales! Whoot!
three_magpies
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rhonda! Congrats to you also - I'm friending you now, if that's alright. :)
domparisien
Apr. 1st, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats!
three_magpies
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Thank you, Dom!!
selidor
Apr. 1st, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
Your mum sounds like she has an awesome job. I don't know the specific project, though space tethers are wonderful concepts & I want to see more tried. Will look forward to seeing the poem!
three_magpies
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
She likes it, yes. ^_^

I'll post when the poem's up!
flurblewig
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the acceptances, and meeting your goals!
three_magpies
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
starlancer
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations again love! That's all so awesome, and I know you've wanted to place Lift Equation in particular for a long time.



three_magpies
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks love! I like the smileys. :)
mfowler76
Apr. 1st, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Way to go on meeting and beating your March W1S1 goals! Abyss and Apex? NICE! Looks like we're ToC buddies in the latest Aoife's Kiss. I look forward to reading your work.
three_magpies
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Milo! I look forward to reading your work also in Aoife's Kiss. Congrats on your March success!
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