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Happy BD to [livejournal.com profile] kijjohnson!

A voice from the edge of the void:
28 days to a 3rd round hold notice from ASIM.

I must say that I'm impressed with their submission system. This is the first time I've subbed there, but they've been nicely communicative at every step so far. I hope they like my story well enough to buy it ;o)

This story now joins the others being held for final consideration. (494, 456, 180, 127.....28) I'm learning patience, which is the point of this, right? Unfortunately, my prognostojections have me worried about my other two submissions out there.
::goodthoughtsgoodthoughtsgoodthoughtsgoodthoughts::

Almost done with Iron Shoes 36K. I'm crazy for writing this one.
j_cheney: (The Thinking Angel)
Yes, I haven't forgotten. BTW, reading this won't ruin your New Year's Resolutions unless you actually go and bake the pie and then eat it.

Eggnog Custard Pie Recipe
This turned out to be a tasty pie (if you like eggnog). We essentially used the recipe here, with a few minor changes. We didn't make the topping, and substituted extract for the actual rum, although in far lower quantities (I think a teaspon, instead).
The finished pie had a great eggnog flavor with a custard texture. I will warn, however, that like all custards, it began to separate a bit when chilled overnight, so I would prefer to serve it lukewarm, or eat it at one sitting.

In other news:
I got 1/6 of the way through the second draft of Iron Shoes. 10 gruesomely marked-up pages, plus an added scene, which I must now type in.

This is about how much I change things between first and second draft, so you can see that there's quite a bit being altered due to the response of the first readers.

I am feeling better, and think I got a good night's sleep.

And I'm waiting on tenterhooks, terrified that a rejection will be in the mail today (I've been watching others from this venue pop up on Duotrope for the last few days). Please think good thoughts for that story for me.

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