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Your rather astonishing generosity, let me show you it. - saladinahmed
Your rather astonishing generosity, let me show you it.

Wow. A little more than thirty hours after proclaiming my need to y'all, I have enough for a new laptop. I even had to return a donation! So this fund drive is OVER!

I'm genuinely overwhelmed by the generosity people have shown. Between signal boosts and donations... People I've never met, people whose books I've read for years, sending kind words and hard-earned funds has been, honestly, humbling to witness. I feel very blessed.

It is going to feel *so good* to write Books II and III on a reliable machine that's under warranty! I'll also be writing some solicited short stories for anthologies - a medieval Arabian sailing-and-sea monsters adventure, a pulp pastiche story of Orcish fatherhood, maybe some other stuff.

There will be pics of the new machine, raffle results, and other stuff soon, but for now, again, -


::gives his internet/writer friends a standing ovation::
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shweta_narayan From: shweta_narayan Date: October 16th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
wow! I was gonna signal boost this tomorrow cause of total spoon fail today, but this is the best reason ever to be irrelevant :)
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 16th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're irrelevant in this case :P

And I hope you're well as can be otherwise.

shweta_narayan From: shweta_narayan Date: October 16th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
hug back!

I've... had some setbacks :/ But those were expected; I'm just hoping to be over them somewhat by WFC.
maryvictoria From: maryvictoria Date: October 16th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
So cool! You deserve every ounce. :)
From: attilathepbnun Date: October 16th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool! I just saw a mention over at Sharon Lee's site, and came to have a look ...
Glad I'm too late to be any help, and I do believe I';m going to ty to find and read your book before it becomes books!
shveta_thakrar From: shveta_thakrar Date: October 16th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Hooray! :D
strigine From: strigine Date: October 16th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear this! I saw the post and figured I'd send something after I got back from a party tonight, and you reached your goal by the time I came back. Impressive! (Also, I very much sympathize with your situation; I'm on a good new machine for the first time in like five years and it is glorious.)
From: attilathepbnun Date: October 16th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooo, yeah, I know how you feel; brand-new-laptop-that-gets-online-in-3-minutes is soooo nice after old-laptop-that-took-15-miuntes-to-get-online, isn't it?
From: art_ungulate Date: October 16th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! And yay!!!
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casacorona From: casacorona Date: October 16th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
dsmoen From: dsmoen Date: October 16th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd signal boosted this on my main site (Deirdre.net), but hadn't gotten around to counting shekels to see if I could contribute, so I'm glad the Internet came through for you.
scott_lynch From: scott_lynch Date: October 16th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yaaaaay and double-yaaaaaay!
planetalyx From: planetalyx Date: October 16th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad it all came together so fast!
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