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Howard Hughes, In Exile

Some clouds today, some sun. Currently, we're at 47˚F, with a windchill of 39˚F, so the snow will be melting quickly today.

Another good writing day yesterday. I did 1,053 words on "Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea."

Just before last night, it occurred to me that if someone were fifteen years old when I began this blog, they'd likely be close to thirty now. That's how long I've been doing this, first at Blogger, then at Blogger and LJ, and now only at LJ. Almost every day of my life for the past fourteen years, two months, and two days (or 5,176 days) has an entry. My fifteen-year anniversary as a blogger will be November 24th, 2016. How does one celebrate something like that?

Please have a look at the current eBay entries. Thank you. They include a copy of Fată înecându-se: O autobiografie, the Romanian edition of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. I was only given three copies, so it's very likely this will be the only copy we ever auction.

I still haven't been sent a copy of the Polish edition, though it was published well over a year ago. It has a gorgeous cover, though. And did I ever mention that my Brazilian publisher has purchased Portuguese-language rights to Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One)? Well, they have. At least I'm big in Brazil.

“To ask a novelist to talk about his writing is like asking somebody to cook about their dancing.” ~ Jim Crace

For dinner last night Spooky made collards to go with the leftover black-eyed peas, and we watched the next episode of The X-Files, which I enjoyed even more than Sunday night's episode. We're also working our way through the final season of That '70s Show. I have to say that "Fun It" (8:7, aired 12/14/05) is one of the funniest things I've ever seen on television.

Oh, and at 2:20 a.m., Spooky went outside in the cold and the snow to breakup a cat fight. The sort between actual felines, I mean.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Jan. 26th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
My fifteen-year anniversary as a blogger will be November 24th, 2016.

Wow, congratulations. Yours is the one blog I've consistently read for over a decade.

At least I'm big in Brazil.

Brazil is a very good place to be big in. Maybe one day people will say, Brazil gave us Carmen Miranda, we gave them Caitlín R. Kiernan.
setsuled
Jan. 26th, 2016 06:24 pm (UTC)
Incidentally (I'm getting neurotic about this), I meant that as a compliment, I really like Carmen Miranda and I think that would be in some sense an equivocal exchange.
aarongp
Jan. 26th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
Another good writing day yesterday. I did 1,053 words on "Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea."
That's a great story title, looking forward to the read.
Finally received my copy of the Ltd Ed of Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea. It's a magmificent thing, in both form and content. So many great stories I can't wait to revisit. Not to mention the chapbook as well. Yay for you.
cammycat
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
I was 16, I think, when I started reading your work (also following the blog since the beginning). I'll be 37 on Monday.

Edited at 2016-01-27 04:30 am (UTC)
dipsomaniac
Jan. 27th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
My fifteen-year anniversary as a blogger will be November 24th, 2016. How does one celebrate something like that?

I've been reading since at least 2009 but don't know the exact date. The Red Tree was the first book of yours I read but I had been reading the blog a bit before that.

I don't know how one would celebrate something like that. Have you ever considered compiling all of your journal entries into a book?
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