Looked harder at the markets today to prep for Tales in the Mail on Saturday. Tales in the Mail is when a bunch of Wordos gather for the sole purpose of mailing out manuscripts. Four of the top markets are currently closed for submission; luckily the mainstays are still accepting -- but they require paper submissions (so tomorrow is a printing day). Other markets that accept electronic submission have allowed me to boot my number of manuscripts in the mail to barely acceptable -- I need to keep those numbers up.
The writing sabbatical is almost over. It's been a real learning experience. Although I know that I'll be focusing my effort in other places, I'm hoping that I can keep my writing road map clear in my head so that I use time effectively when I have it.
Had fun this evening; I won some tickets for a Beethoven piano recital at Baell Hall on the U of O campus. It was really good -- the piano sounded almost like a cross between a harpsichord and tubular bells in some places. My Dad came down and he enjoyed the concert as well.