Monday, January 25, 2010

Out There

Here's a cool video of Jupiter in stately, silent rotation. All the way around in 10 hours, so it's spinning pretty fast. It was taken by the New Horizon probe as it glided past on its way to Pluto and the Kuiper belt. Part of the thrill of this video, for me, is that it was taken not by an Earth telescope but by a probe millions of miles away, out in the cold of space. I like to pretend I'm out there with it.



The video was posted by Astronomy Picture of the Day. It's a great site with which to start your day.



Got another story published. Two Cents, in the Oddville Press. An early version appeared here, during the halcyon days of Mona's weekly word. Mona, we miss you! I'll link to this one when it goes up next month.



Other writing bits: two agents looking at the novel now. And it's entered in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition. Plus I've got about 35 queries out. So If it doesn't get published, it won't be due to lack of trying.

3 comments:

Eric said...

You lucky dog, you. Congrats, several times over.

Maggie said...

Wonderful news about the story and the novel! I drool.

Congrats.

Clowncar said...

Thanks E. Lotsa road between getting an agent to read a manuscript and getting it published. But I'm hopeful. It's a good book.

Thanks Maggie. You know you are good enough to get published as well. Go out on a limb and try it - it's exhilarating, even if you get rejected. Try here: http://www.duotrope.com/index.aspx. Great resource for writer's markets.