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Sunny today, and I slept better last night. Currently, it's 66˚F.


Yesterday, I wrote 1,200 words and found THE END of the new story. I also changed the title from "Build Your Houses With Their Backs to the Sea" to "Antediluvian Homesick Blues." I think I'm almost ready to believe that the dry spell has passed. Work since September 2 includes:

1. The Chartreuse Alphabet (Parts 1 and 2)
2. "Animals Pull the Night Around Their Shoulders"
3. "M is for Mars"
4. "Antediluvian Homesick Blues"

Plus assorted editing and an interview. All told, something like 28,000 words. Which is quite reasonable for me during any given forty-one day period of time. Now, I just have to manage to successfully switch gears from short fiction to the novel.

Yesterday, I also continued proofreading Dear Sweet Filthy World, and I made it through "The Dissevered Heart" (Sirenia Digest #47, October 2009), "Exuvium" (Sirenia Digest #48, November 2009), "Drawing from Life" (Sirenia Digest #49, December 2009; originally "Untitled 43"), and "The Eighth Veil" (Sirenia Digest #51, February 2010).

Today, I need to proofread the second half of The Chartreuse Alphabet and "Antediluvian Homesick Blues," put together Sirenia Digest #129, and write a preface for Dear Sweet Filthy World. Subscribers will have #129 by sometime tomorrow, probably.

Oh, and I figured out yesterday that "Antediluvian Homesick Blues" is the 145th story that I've written for Sirenia Digest since November 2005.

Okay, enough facts and figures for one LJ entry.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions.

Last night, we saw the two-hour finale for Season Three of Half and Catch Fire, which truly is one of the best things on television, one of those shows that transcends television. Sadly, there's only one season left to go.

Aunt Beast


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Oct. 13th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
Is there news of the interview's release, or has it not been announced yet?
Oct. 13th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)

It was for an encyclopedia on horror literature, which is coming out from an academic press.

Edited at 2016-10-13 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the impressively productive start to autumn.

Your borrowing of the Cave title keeps reminding me that I still haven't bought that album, and that I need to keep an eye out for re-screenings of the film.
Oct. 13th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
I don't have cable, so thank you for the rec of Halt and Catch Fire; it looks yummy. And Yay! for writing!
Oct. 13th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the recent production, looks like you have some real momentum up at the moment. Hope it helps with getting back into the novel. Have a good one.
Oct. 14th, 2016 04:12 am (UTC)
4. "Antediluvian Homesick Blues"

I do like that title.
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