Technically, this is a day off. But here I am, typing. Later, we're heading out to see The Prestige
, about which I am very excited.
I wrote another 1,367 words and finished "The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)" late yesterday. It still needs a little tweaking, which I'll do on Monday. Or Sunday, whenever we do the read-through. I e-mailed it away to Vince
, and also to mellawyrden
, who has training as luthier
(violin-maker) and will be fact-checking for me on this one. Wanna read it? Just subscribe to Sirenia Digest
. There was a bunch of work that wasn't exactly writing, the busyness
of writing, and I didn't finish until about nine p.m.
Oh, and the page proofs for Tales from the Woeful Platypus
came in from Subterranean Press
Quick reminder: the new e-mail address is greygirlbeast(at)gmail(dot)com. I am no longer checking the old dotMac account on anything like a regular basis. I checked in there yesterday for the first time in a couple of months, deleted a mountain of spam, and found two or thre e-mails I wish I'd seen a lot sooner. So, once more, if you wish to write me, please do so via greygirlbeast(at)gmail(dot)com, not
via lowredmail(at)mac(dot)com. Thanks.Richard Kirk
(illustrator for Tales of Pain and Wonder
, Wrong Things
, From Weird and Distant Shores
, and To Charles Fort, With Love
, along with works by China Miéville and Clive Barker) will be participating in an upcoming group show at Arcanum
writes:By the way, if you want to get
Daughter of Hounds supercheap, go to Buy.com, pre-order the book for $10.64, get another $20 of merchandise, and check out using Google Checkout. Through October 31st, Buy.com is offering $10 off a $30 purchase if you use Google Checkout. And the discount is renewable, so if you have, say, $300 worth of stuff you want, you can break the order into $30 chunks and save $10 each time, with free shipping on most items in the US.
Here's the Buy.com page
for Daughter of Hounds
, and I suppose I should also mention that they have the new paperback of Threshold
for only $6.20 and the regular hardback of Tales from the Woeful Platypus
for just $12.92.
I've heard that Guillermo del Toro is still talking about making At the Mountains of Madness
. I can only hope...
Last night, after dinner, my first walk in three days, and a hot bath, I tried to watch something called Night Feeders
(2006) that had come in from the Netflix que. But it was awful. Really frelling awful. Unwatchably awful. Near as I can tell, some bright soul decided to make an sf film aimed at rednecks. After about 20 minutes, I gave up and watched an ep of Invader Zim
and four more eps from Season One of Futurama
. If I owned a microwave oven, I'd pop Night Feeders
in for four or five seconds before putting it back in the mail.
Right. This is a day off. Time to finish my coffee and find some clothes. The platypus can get along without me for a day or two (or three).