Well, it’s Black Friday, and everyone knows what happens on Black Friday, right? You get sales! Deals! You go broke saving money! Awesome.
Anyway, this Black Friday, you’re getting two chapters instead of one. Admittedly, it’s one chapter in each story (sorry, I don’t have two chapters of Avatar to post) I’m currently working on, but it’s still two chapters. I’m assuming they’ll go up sometime today, but there is always the chance that Laz at SOL is taken the day off. If so, he deserves it, but you’ll have to wait until he returns.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and, as always, I gave thanks for my wonderful wife. I have no idea how the woman puts up with me, but she does, and I’m damn thankful for it.
But also, I like folks to take a minute to think of our troops. Iraq is a dangerous place. A nasty, deadly war zone that our folks never should have been exposed to. I don’t know how many of the guys and gals read my stuff — probably not many — but my thanks, and utmost respect goes to you for the honor you show your country every day. And your personal courage.
KB, my editor, as usual, also gets tons of thanks. He’s stuck with the Avatar story for a long time, and he’s really helped make it what it is.
Finally, two quick big FUCK YOUs: One goes out to the President of this great nation — a person I consider beneath contempt. The other goes out to the company I work for because it’s run by people who are idiots.
On a final note, Avatar: Naked in School was nominated for a Golden Clitoride for Best Story in a Shared Universe. That was kind of a shock. But way cool. Thanks to whoever nominated my stories.