July 2nd, 2005

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Not so boring, actually

I had desperate fears that work tonight would be dead, dead, dead. As it turns out, there's about 800 pages of work due by 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, over 500 of it by 8:00 a.m. Saturday. And with a lot of folks off on vacation, that leaves all of that work up to about four of us typesetters with a smattering of conversions folks and proofreaders about to pitch in.

I brought along the 17th annual The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror collection, thinking I'd get a chance to read some of it during the down time. I did squeeze in a couple of stories before things started rolling, but now am stealing a bit of time while waiting for something to process in order to make this update and a few comments here and there.

I don't think I'll get in my full shift of 10 hours, but I should get in a good chunk, which will be nice for the pocketbook.

Things are developing for the actual holiday on Monday, but I also have a nice weekend ahead so I think I'll try to get in some gardening and and I know I have to get the lawn mowed.