May 4th, 2009

Eli1

It's already tomorrow.

Yesterday isn't the sort of day that's easy to blog about. It was the humdrum sort of day that most professional writers have most days.

We are only two chapters and the "editor's epilogue" from being finished with the galley pages for The Red Tree. I expect I'll be able to get them back into the mail tomorrow. I might have finished with the page proofs yesterday, had I not had such an awful bout of insomnia the night before.

It's cloudy here in Providence. It was mostly cloudy yesterday. The temperature is only 56F. Spooky's mother says their house is surrounded by wild violets, and male orioles are pecking at the blossoms on the apple trees.

Here's a question: Is there some relatively simple way that I can archive all my LJ and Blogger entries, somewhere less likely to go poof than either Blogger or LJ? I've started worrying about this a lot. All these thousands of entries, all these millions of words. I suppose I could cut and paste it all into MS Word files, then spent a year of so creating a hard copy, and that's probably the only genuinely secure way to archive the entries. But I worry about this a lot lately, and I thought someone might have a suggestion.

I have gone back to keeping my pen-and-paper journal, which I think will be good for me.

And I should remind you that the trade paperback of Alabaster is now available from Subterranean Press. And I think there are still a few copies of the regular hardback of A is for Alien available (though the limited sold out long ago).

Okay...time to do the bidding of the platypus.

Oh...and the Decemberists, from The Colbert Report:

The Colbert Report - The Decemberists - The Wanting Comes in Waves