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What A Difference A Year Makes

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Feb. 14th, 2007 | 11:27 am

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote this not-a-Valentine's-Day post on the problems of learning how to date when you're an adult.

At that time I never expected to start dating someone 2500 miles away (in fact, I recall distinct plans to avoid long-distance relationships completely), or drive cross-country to bring her back to Ohio, or end up being a sneaky sneaker who sneaks. But once we decided to live together, we thought we should have a civil marriage right away just so the kids will know that it's something stable. We're going to have a more properish wedding in April with family and friends.

So I haven't been on LJ much lately because I've been busy domestically, mixed in with writing and research for the new book. (I tend to dismiss the struggling artist stereotypes, but that's just because I write more when I'm happy at home. I know it's different for different writers.)

Thanks to everyone who offered congratulations to us on Rae's blog and by email. If you'd told me a year ago that any of this was in my future, I would've mocked you. I guess the mock's on me. It's a small price to pay in trade.

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Gwenda Bond

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from: bondgwendabond
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
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The biggest of congratulations to you two. Welcome to the world of SF power couples! :)

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Gwenda!

Kuttner and Moore, look out.

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Dena Landon

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from: dlandon
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! On being a successful sneaky sneak *g*

And many happy returns -

D

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C. C. Finlay

Re: Didn't know how to reach you to say...

from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Dena! Someday I will learn how to do all the different things you do and still write as much as you write.

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Kristine Smith

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from: kristine_smith
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
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All best to you and Rae, Charlie!

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Very much appreciated, Kris.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Jennifer!

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karen meisner

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from: _stranger_here
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Oh hey, congratulations! It's wonderful that life can twist and turn in such unexpectedly delightful ways.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! And yeah, it sure is.

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from: palinade
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Sounds fantabulous! And yes, happy love day in all its Hallmarky goodness!

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Aw, thanks. But shouldn't we all be blowing off Hallmark to buy your cards?

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from: ellameena
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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Sherwood Smith

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from: sartorias
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
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I love it when good people are caught by sneak-attacks of happiness.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
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There might be more happiness if it weren't always so sneaky, but who am I to complain right now?

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barbarienne

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from: barbarienne
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Be sure that when you mock, you do it by saying "Mock mock mockety mock!"

I'm in a silly mood, because I'm so thrilled for you two. :-)

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
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I was getting worried, seeing you in a silly mood, but I feel better knowing why.

We're working on the Ad Astra thing, I swear. World Fantasy looks like a much more likely possibility though.

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Greg van Eekhout

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from: gregvaneekhout
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
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My warmest congratulations to you and Rae. And gleeful mockery to you.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Greg. Let me buy you a glass of Gherkinbrau for a toast.

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Liz

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from: ammitnox
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
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yay!

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Dude! Rock on!

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from: marksiegal
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Many congrats! I too did the "small elopement, followed by more properish wedding" thing, and I highly recommend it.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
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That's great to hear -- and thanks!

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quasi random

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from: kaolinfire
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Mocka mocka mocka!

Congratulations. :)

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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*bears the mocking with good grace*

And thanks.

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Rose Fox

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from: rosefox
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations, you great big sneaky sneak sneak. *) I was wondering when you were going to put up a post of your own!

I hope married life is wonderful for you and your family.

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from: froggie_spawn
date: Feb. 14th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Mock!

Also, congratulations!

:)

Lisa

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