Tuesday, April 30, 2002
So I'm home again from a short stint of hiding-and-just-writing, which worked okay up to a point this time, but there are too many things that people need now, or yesterday, or last month, or six months ago, and I'm still nowhere near catching up. If I concentrate on all the things I've done so far this year rather than all the things I haven't done it feels less like a disaster (and I've written a lot). But right now it's a Red Queen's Race, and I am running as fast as I can to stay in the same place.

On the other hand, the weird 90 degree weather is over, the snow that immediately followed it has melted, and some very confused and nervous-looking daffodils are doing their best to reassure each other and the world that it's a normal Spring, which gives me hope.

Let's see... waiting for me were a couple of books with stuff by me in -- A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic edited by Margaret Weis, which reprints "Chivalry" (which is I suspect more or less neck and neck with "Troll Bridge" for most reprinted story), and The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the all-five-Hitchhiker's-Books-in-one-volume for which I did an introduction, a sort of all-you-need-to-know-about-Douglas-and-Hitchhiker's-crammed-into-three-pages.

Okay. Back to writing...