June 28th, 2009

talks to wolves

Unremarkable days upon which we remark.

Truly nothing much to yesterday. No writing, though at least the weather was nice. It was almost summer.

My hair is black again for the first time since the summer of 2006. Thus continues the ongoing cycle of black, stripped blonde/sunburst, various reds, neglectful grey, and back to black. It's a cycle my hair's been in since sometime in the 90s. I went to a new stylist (new for me) at Hairspray over on Wickenden Street, and I'm very pleased with the results. This is me trying to make myself presentable for ReaderCon 20, which is almost upon me. And someone has already asked for hair photos, which I might get around to in the next day or two. But, really, it's just black hair (with a faint hint of blue in direct sunlight).

Very little else to yesterday.

Only 37 days remaining until the release of The Red Tree, and there's so much to be done between now and then. We're behind on our shooting/editing schedule for the book trailer, thanks to lousy weather and my very heavy writing load. I still hope to have a rough cut of "The Basement" (trailer one) before the con, and to have "Constance" (trailer two) finished before the official release date.

Today, the sun has gone, and it's chilly (high of 69F), and my mood is down again. I'm some sort of emotional barometer.

I did read yesterday, binging on the latest issue of JVP, all papers on fossil crocodylomorphs: "Reconstruction of the Bracing System of the Trunk and Tail in Hyposaurine Dyrosaurids (Crocodylomorpha; Mesoeucrocodylia)," Kambara taraina sp. nov. (Crocodylia, Crocodyloidea), a New Eocene Mekosuchine from Queensland, Australia, and a Revision of the Genus," and "New Material of "Trematochampsa” oblita" (Crocodyliformes,Trematochampsidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar."

Today, it's back to work on "The Sea Troll's Daughter," which is presently 4,850 words long. It has to be finished by July 5th. That's only eight days, and I know one will be given over to getting Sirenia Digest #43 out, and I'll be losing another, so, truthfully, best-case scenario, I have only six days to completely finish the story.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. All proceeds go to offset the expense of attending ReaderCon. Thanks. Also, a reminder that I'm doing the micro-excerpt thing for The Red Tree at greygirlbeast, and you can now pre-order the book.

And here's today's Concrete Blonde video: