State of My State


March 6, 2014 by Laird

I am a little overwhelmed–I owe stories to editors, several interviews are overdue, am working very hard to secure permissions from publishers/authors for the Year’s Best Weird, Vol. 1; and most important of all, I am writing a pair of tributes to the great Michael Shea. Of course, each of these items is due yesterday. By the grace of the gods and a bottle of whiskey, I shall prevail yet.
Thanks to family, friends, colleagues, and readers (and booze), yesterday I had one of the best birthdays ever. Thanks, everybody (particularly to my wonderful girlfriend Jessica; she keeps me on an even keel).

6 thoughts on “State of My State

  1. Chris Cheshire says:

    Happy belated birthday! I am somewhat gladdened to know that even fantastic writers struggle to keep up with deadlines and the minutiae of literary life. I had somehow assumed that you simply scribbled down a story or two before breakfast on a used cocktial napkin (in about 3 minutes) before hiking some impossible mountain and then wrestling a wild bear! I shall envy you slightly less in the course of my daily grind.

  2. Laird says:

    Thanks, Chris. Heh, it’s an eight to ten hour day, most days. A good job, though.

  3. tom fattorusso says:

    Happy B day LB! I am tired of re reading your stories for the 5th and 6th times so I do not feel bad when I say to you!!!!! lets get going!!!!!
    Cannot wait to see your edited stories either-

  4. lilthundercloud says:

    Happy Birthday Laird!
    Glad it was a good one.
    Writing must be a bit like a Thanksgiving dinner– it takes days to make but gets gobbled down in minutes.
    Thanks for all your hard work. As always, I’m eagerly anticipating the next Laird Barron story!

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