greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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"There's an oily brine bilge water baptism waiting below."

I was unable to get to sleep until about five am, and I have to find some way to wake up fast. Ugh. It's sunny and 51˚F out there; we're told it will go to 62˚F. But I'm skeptical. Not that 62˚F is warm. It's just not cold.

Today in intend to "finish" Cherry Bomb. The scare quotes are there because it's going to be a rough manuscript, and it's going to need a good polishing. That will happen next week, after I get Sirenia Digest #98 (March) out to subscribers. But, I mean to send a complete ms. to my editor tomorrow afternoon.

In the future, years from now, if I am asked why I spent almost three years writing these three novels (four, with Fay Grimmer), I'll have no response better than "It seemed like a good idea at the time." It's a weak defense.

When everyday's like a war between the will to go on
And a wish that the world would spiral into the sun,
Turn your head toward the storm that's surely coming along.
~ Brown Bird

I keep forgetting to post this link. At the Tachyon Press website, an excerpt from "Love is Forbidden, We Croak and Howl," my contribution to Ellen Datlow's Lovecraft's Monsters. Have a look.

Wish me luck, kittens.

Next Stop,
Aunt Beast
Tags: "love is forbidden, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, brown bird, cherry bomb, cold spring, ellen datlow, endings, fay grimmer, insomnia, kathleen tierney, lovecraft

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