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Shaw
I have to make this fast, because we overslept, and I woke to an Alabaster-related crisis.

The first day of February. Already.

It's marginally warmer here. It's 41˚F and feels like 44˚F. Last night, we were able to sleep without a fire, first time in a long time. But we have 3-6" of snow forecast for Tuesday night. Fuck you, Winter.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,053 words on this story that has no title*, and I found THE END. On Thursday, I wrote 904 words on the story. Today, I'll pull Sirenia Digest #96 together and get it out to subscribers.

I have five works on the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List, in four categories: Blood Oranges (novel), Black Helicopters (novella), The Ape's Wife and Other Stories (collection), and "The Road of Needles" and "The Prayer of Ninety Cats" (short story).

Oh, and here's a gem, from a very recent Amazon "review" of The Ape's Wife and Other Stories:

"The constant manifestation of the author's lesbian orientation can be a bit tedious."

And I guarantee this "reviewer" has no idea they're a homophobe.

Anyway...

I can only resolve that February will not be a repeat of January.

Away,
Aunt Beast

Postscript (4:11 p.m. CaST) ~ I've just found the title: "Idyll for a Limbo Dancer"

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sovay
Feb. 1st, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
I have five works on the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List, in four categories: Blood Oranges (novel), Black Helicopters (novella), The Ape's Wife and Other Stories (collection), and "The Road of Needles" and "The Prayer of Ninety Cats" (short story).

Nice. Not quite a sweep, but very cool.

"The constant manifestation of the author's lesbian orientation can be a bit tedious."

I especially like the use of "manifestation," as if lesbianism were some kind of horrid Edwardian apparition.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 1st, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)

Nice. Not quite a sweep, but very cool.

Yeah, I suppose if I'd had a novelette....

I especially like the use of "manifestation," as if lesbianism were some kind of horrid Edwardian apparition.

Yes!
desperance
Feb. 1st, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
I especially like the use of "manifestation," as if lesbianism were some kind of horrid Edwardian apparition

Aye that. I saw it as ectoplasmic, oozing out of Caitlìn as though her stories were spirit photographs. Was it very wrong of me to giggle?
greygirlbeast
Feb. 1st, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)

Was it very wrong of me to giggle?

Nah.
dipsomaniac
Feb. 3rd, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
I like when my favorite authors and musicians pop up in places I'm not expecting them. Like Chelsea Wolfe's music featured in the Game of Thrones Season 4 trailers and a couple other shows I watch. You've been mentioned in a couple of issues of Gothic Beauty magazine lately. One article had a professor mentioning he'd like to teach your work in his class. In the most recent issue there is a positive review of Blood Oranges. If only you could ignore the twits who post "reviews" on Amazon.
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