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The last day of November.

Overcast. Currently, it's a balmy 55˚F.

Yesterday, I wrote 534 words on something new that I hope is going to turn into something good. During the first ten years or so of my writing career, I only averaged about 500 words a day. In 2002, that suddenly jumped to 1,000 and stayed there. So, by pre-2002 standards, yesterday was a good writing day.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.

I began reading Laurie Penny's Everything Belongs to the Future. And last night, two films. First, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room (2015), and it was hands down the best "horror" film I saw in 2016, edging out Dan Trachtenberg's 10 Cloverfield Lane. It's sort of a punk rock Deliverance, is Green Room, steeped in atmosphere and authenticity. You should see it. While you're at it, also take a look a Blue Ruin (2013), the film Saulnier made before Green Room. It's also excellent. The second feature was Mike Newell's Pushing Tin (1999), with Billy Bob Thorton, John Cusack, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie.

This year, a first. I'm inviting Xmas/whatever holiday cards from readers, as a possible antidote to my depression and anxiety. Just one card per person, please. The address is:

Caitlín R. Kiernan
P.O. Box 603096
Providence, RI 02906

I think this photograph, taken just after breakfast this morning, says everything about today that needs saying:



TTFN,
Aunt Beast

Comments

( 5 comments — Have your say! )
everville340
Nov. 30th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
Has the tree shed everything completely already? Hopefully there are some bits left to crinkle upon the sidewalk venturing outside.
Marc D. Goldfinger
Nov. 30th, 2016 05:53 pm (UTC)
Pin Oak
We have a Pin Oak in front of our house. The leaves turn brown but stay on the tree all winter until the Spring Buds push them off. Freaky but nice.
sovay
Nov. 30th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think this photograph, taken just after breakfast this morning, says everything about today that needs saying

That is a grimly expressive tree.
papersteven
Nov. 30th, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)
In 2002, that suddenly jumped to 1,000 and stayed there. So, by pre-2002 standards, yesterday was a good writing day.

Interesting. Any idea what caused the sudden jump?
spacedlaw
Dec. 1st, 2016 10:09 am (UTC)
Any writing day is a good day. Sending you a postcard from Italy. NOT A HOLIDAY CARD (even if I took the picture during my holidays)
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