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And it's "Lights up, boys."

Yesterday, I did 1,197 words on the second piece for Sirenia Digest #15 (February 2006), something homoerotic about lycanthropy, and somehow "I Only Have Eye For You" slipped into the mix. I do what the words want, and I've learned not to ask questions. Okay, that's not true...I'll never learn not to ask questions...but still, inevitably, I do what the words want. Also, I had a 4:30 p.m. (CaST) with Merrilee, my lit agent, and then a talk with Bill Schafer at subpress, which made yesterday a rather communicative day for me. Also also, a care package came from docbrite. So, it was a good day, all in all. Today, I hope to finish the new vignette and find a suitable title for it. Also, I need to tweak the Joey LaFaye proposal just a little bit more. And then I will send it away to Merrilee.

I understand that those who pre-ordered Tales from the Woeful Platypus have been receiving their orders the last few days. I've not seen the finished book yet myself, though my comp copies should be here very soon. I have been told it is a beautiful volume, a worthy successor to Frog Toes and Tentacles. If you did not pre-order, I urge you to follow the link above and pick up a copy of the trade hardback (the limited sold out months ago).

Yesterday was quite warm, all the way to 67F by 4 p.m. (CaST). We opened the windows to air the house out a bit and had a short walk through Freedom Park. I wanted a much longer walk, but there wasn't time. I still had the windows open long after dark. Spring is not so far away now, and just knowing that makes it all easier.

Last night, docbrite posted the cover of Antediluvian Tales, her forthcoming collection of short fiction, which you may now pre-order from Subterranean Press. I am so smitten with the cover that I wanted to post it here (below):





I've decided that tomorrow, which happens to be Valentine's Day, will be a Day Off. I cannot actually spare the time, especially since it has become necessary to go to Birmingham late next week, but I have spent far too much time at this keyboard during the last six weeks, and Spooky and I need some "us" time. I've never been much for Valentine's Day, and generally consider it one of the more unfortunate hand-me-downs of the Victorian Age. But. Any port in a storm. Maybe I'll even find some pink construction paper, red glitter, Elmer's glue, and macaroni, and make Spooky a proper Valentine.

Congratulations and grateful thanks to troublebox, who won the Raven Red auction last night. And I think the Raven Black auction just ended. Which leaves only Raven Green and Raven Blue, both of which end later today. Have a look. The Ravens Four are quite excited at the moment.

Right. The platypus just got out the riding crop, so...

Comments

chris_walsh
Feb. 15th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
"The Black Alphabet"
Caitlin,

I don't need to bother you with why I needed a laugh. But I will say that I was reciting "The Black Alphabet," and I laughed out loud at Y. Z made me chuckle, too.

Thank you.