November 23rd, 2005

Ngoh hai ho faai lok!

Today I found out that the Dark Delicacies anthology just garnered its first foreign sale, and it's to....(drumroll)....CHINA!! Considering that a) I've never been translated into Chinese (at least by anyone else!), and b) that I've been studying the written Chinese language for several years, I am great pleased. Not that I think I'll be able to read my own story, mind you - after several years of study I can still barely muddle my way through a child's reader. But it sure will be fun to see how much I can understand.

Passed the 50K mark on Netherworld day before yesterday. I'm happy with that, but there's still a long way to go. My goal was always 60,000 words in November, and then keep going for 90,000. I think I'm on track all the way around.

Of course I am starting to get those little film nibbles again. So far nothing seriously distracting...and I fully expected this. Usually when I'm at the end of either my financial or artistic rope is when a movie deal pops. Never friggin' fails.