The start of July is life-changing

For several reasons. One is that my friend Elisa Nuckle self-published her novella Dominant Race (which I will do a full review of later), and it’s definitely worth buying. Only $2.99, so it’s a steal for something so good!

Another is that I got my reply from Tor, re: Of the Arbour. It was rejected, of course – nobody gets published on their first try – but it was a great experience for me. I know the process now, and I won’t be so anxious and uptight next time I try. Because I will keep trying – I’m not going to give up after a single rejection. The Help had 50-something rejections before it was published. I want OtArb to be published traditionally, and I’ll fight for it.

The only thing that bothered me was how impersonal it all is, but that’s to be expected too.

And today, the tension between us and our neighbours, building up over the course of my entire life, finally came to an explosive end when their hellspawn dog finally pushed partway through the fence, grabbed our dog – a miniature poodle – by the face and yanked him. Our dog needed 14 stitches and surgery, costing over $500. One of the owners of the dog footed the bill and had the dog removed – though we aren’t certain what that really means – so I guess this ridiculous saga is at an end.

This is why I like cats.

To console him, I told our dog that he’s going to have facial scars, and bitches love facial scars.

Never mind that he’s a eunich and I’m pretty sure he’s for dudes.

I’m also 50 000-odd words into the Purity rewrite, and enjoying it so far. Next post will be a full review of Dominant Race, then after that maybe I’ll post more on Purity to give everyone more of  a taste.

Is anyone else’s July as eventful?

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