lost and found Saturday, Stoker winners, and going to the awards

I printed out the first 70 pages of The Garden for some serious edits today and decided I'd give the bike a ride before editing. Couldn't find my iPod, so I instigated a search party, found the iPod, then promptly realized I'd misplaced 70 pages of manuscript.

*sigh*

Some days are like this.

Meanwhile, I had a phone call with a dear, dear friend that some of you might know. Lisa W. Cantrell and I seriously caught up with one another today. She is a super nice lady and encouraged me so much when I was young and first starting out as a writer. It was wonderful hearing her voice again.

For those of you who don't know, Lisa won the very first Bram Stoker Award in 1987 for superior achievement for her first novel, The Manse.

Which brings me to my next bit of news: for those who couldn't make it to the Stoker Awards this weekend, you can watch the awards live via streaming video at 9:30 EST tonight (Saturday, June 18). Just click here.

And now that I've found those 70 pages of misplaced manuscript, I'm off to edit. I'll "see" you at the awards tonight where another divine lady named Lisa (as in Mannetti) has been nominated for a Stoker.