In good news, went over editor Jed Hartman's line edits for "Once Upon A Time at the Learning Annex" this weekend. Together I think we made the story a little better. Right now, Jed is estimating the story will appear on Strange Horizons in mid-June.
In bad news, I lost about a dozen pages of my novel in AppleWorks this weekend. AppleWorks doesn't have a "versions" feature like Word does, and therefore I'm switching to Word. It took me about four hours between last night and this morning to switch off some of Words overly-helpful features, and set all the formatting up. The dozen pages represented two days work, so making them up puts me a total of four days behind. The full draft has to be done by July 19th and an synopsis + first fifty pages package done by mid-May. I cried real tears.
WASHINGTON, April 9 — President Bush was told more than a month before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that supporters of Osama bin Laden planned an attack within the United States with explosives and wanted to hijack airplanes, a government official said Friday.
The warning came in a secret briefing that Mr. Bush received at his ranch in Crawford, Tex., on Aug. 6, 2001. A report by a joint Congressional committee last year alluded to a "closely held intelligence report" that month about the threat of an attack by Al Qaeda, and the official confirmed an account by The Associated Press on Friday saying that the report was in fact part of the president's briefing in Crawford.
The disclosure appears to contradict the White House's repeated assertions that the briefing the president received about the Qaeda threat was "historical" in nature and that the White House had little reason to suspect a Qaeda attack within American borders. Full New York Times Story
May '04 Cover: "all the tools and techniques you need to indulge your inner rock star."
Inside cover (ad): "Get in touch with your inner suit."
Page 3 Contents: "there's no more denying your inner rock star."
Page 7 Kris Fong: "It's forced me to explore my inner Zen."