Sunday, 9 May 2010

New Email kicks Old Emails Ass

For those who have my old email address filed somewhere, I've changed it to catephoenix (at) gmail (dot) com. The old address will remain viable for a few more weeks. You can also contact me via the 'contact' button above. I've decided to go for an online email account so that I don't feel tied to my broadband provider.

After another pleasant conversation with Virgin Media's call centre, I've decided I'm going to switch providers. I had the audacity to sign up for their wireless router (as advertised) and the cheek to enquire about the installation date so that I could book the day off work. The call centre staff have a knack of turning the most routine question into a nightmare. I shall be glad to have my wings unclipped.

On a cheery note - because I hate frowning me. My new (well old actually, as the gmail account already existed, I just didn't use it) email has cute ninjas. This fact unimpressed my brother who had to suffer my squeals of excitement. You'd think he'd be used to me by now. Plus, I've created a new rejection folder that has no rejections in... Eek! Done it now.

Most excellent things that changing my email has done for me:

1. Cute Ninjas
2. On contacting an editor I had a submission with to advise of email change, I discovered my story was accepted for their publication. Yay!
3. On contacting an editor I've had an acceptance with for about a year, I discovered my story will be in the fall issue. Woot!
4. Cute Ninjas

That is all.

21 comments:

Damien Walters Grintalis said...

Congratulation on the short story pubs! That's awesome news. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Damien.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ninjas!

Cate Gardner said...

Always a winner.

K.Hinny said...

Look at you!! Four happy things as opposed to one frowny thing. W00T! Great job on the publications... that fly is starting to bring you good luck. I can feel it. :D

Ian said...

Cute ninjas? They kill you with kindness? (And yes, kudos for the new notches!)

Aaron Polson said...

Two acceptances? Maybe I should change my email addy...(kidding).

Congrats, Cate!

Jeremy Kelly said...

I have changed my email and am waiting for publishers to contact me for commission work.

So. This is how it's done. We will be famous, Cate. We will.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on the acceptance, the impending publication, and the cute ninjas! I've got the teahouse fox on my gmail page. He's so cute!

Paula Ray said...

Little things can make us so happy...like your ninjas. Congrats on the acceptance and news of a new release and I hope you enjoy your new email.

Cate Gardner said...

Hinny, you may have a point. Perhaps I should go out and swallow a few more.

Thanks, Ian.

Aaron, I'm thinking of doing it monthly.

Jeremy, any day now. :D

Kate, I'm going to check him out.

Paula, I think it's a case of small things amuse small minds. :D

Jamie Eyberg said...

and with the ninja motif you get shurikans instead of stars, because that is how all acceptances should be marked. :)

Barry Napier said...

Congrats in the fall publication. And, of course, the ninjas!

Cate Gardner said...

Jamie, you do indeed.

Thanks, Barry.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats on the acceptances.

Andrea Allison said...

I have so many email addresses I don't know what to do with them. Congrats on the short story pubs!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks Danielle & Andrea.

India Drummond said...

Cute ninjas really do make up for a lot in this life! Congrats on the pubs.

katey said...

Well the story pubs are of course worthy of congrats, mad congrats! But man. Cute ninjas. Hell yeah.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks India, Katey.

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Congratulation on the acceptance!