Yesterday I wrote:

I have been solicited for a 3000-4000 word essay for an academic book on RPGs and other evolving storytelling structures. Once authors sign on and submit abstracts, this would be pitched to MIT Press for nonprofit publication. Since they cannot pay me and my minimum word rate is 4c/word, I cannot currently do this.

If you make a donation this month in an amount ending in .04 , or any other donation that you mention in the comments to this post, I will apply it towards scheduling this project.

Fastest I’ve ever been paid for an RPG-related assignment. I have a bit over $150 of tagged donations in my paypal account, so I’ll tell them I’m accepting the project. I’ll update you further when I’ve posted the abstract and later the paper itself on merin.hitherby.com.


14 thoughts on “(Update)

  1. And David Hasselhoff would be all snicker-snack and “IT’S MY HEART NOW!”

    Just on the basis of this statement alone, it deserves to be counted among the real entries.

    What an absolutely frabjous image. :wink:

  2. It may not be a real image, but it still breaks my brain.

    Surfer dude lifeguard Jesus.

    I… There’s something so cute about that image.

    “He dived for your sins.”

  3. I’m not sure when you posted it earlier (I’ve been arguing with myself again and easily could have missed it), but I just sent $10.04.

    Hope that helps! You, William James (the psychologist) and Thich Nich Hanh (Buddhist) have been the writers that have helped me most this year. Thank you for writing, even when I can’t follow where you go.


  4. Your stories are great, the best on the web that I know of, but we can wait until you are better. Thanks for writing.

  5. Seconded! Your health comes first. Take care. We’ll practice patient stoicism.

    (You liked my story! *honored and bright red in the face*)

  6. Get well soon! Speaking as someone who is also sick (only bad allergies, really …) and a writer but can’t write (accute tendonitis) I know what it’s like and I hope things improve.

  7. With reference to the recent quote on Merin, for the record, I (who post on rpg.net as Random Nerd) am merely engaged to the esteemed Beth, not yet married to her.

  8. I should add my get-well wishes to the pile cast upon you, and this seems as good a time as any. You have my best wishes for your recovery, and are in what passes for my prayers.

  9. can’t eveb ediy old stuff stomach flu and fever

    Ouch. Now that’s pretty sick.
    You, naturally, have my sympathies and best wishes for your recovery.

    Hm. Every time I rewrite that it sounds like an empty platitude. I mean it. I hope you feel better. It sucks that “hope” is all that is in my power to do.

  10. *anxiously brings virtual applesauce and chicken soup with rice and dry toast and peppermint tea and damp cool cloths for forehead and magic medicine bottle nicked off Mary Poppins out of which pours whatever you like best to drink*

    It is worrisome when you are sick. :(

  11. Virtual hug!

    (Because hugs are comforting, and no one will hug you physically when you are sick. Especially if you have leprosy. No one ever hugs you when you have leprosy. Well, except other lepers.

    (Please don’t get leprosy, Rebecca!)

    (EDIT: I am very glad to see that Rebecca is well again, or at least well enough to post and hopefully completely well and leprosy-free.)

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