greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,
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"...I heard the earth inhale, moments before..."

1. Yesterday, I began the second piece for Sirenia Digest #51, and wrote 1,011 words. I think I'm liking it. It was inspired by something I saw at Beavertail on Sunday. Also, Vince is working on an illustration for "The Eighth Veil," so the issue is coming together, and should be out before the end of February.

2. A couple of days back, the check arrived for the Audible.com editions of Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. The arrival of money is never a bad thing. Anyway, the tentative release date for the audio editions of all five novels is April 27th, 2010, and I'm looking forward to it.

3. Jeff VanderMeer has just posted the Table of Contents for Steampunk Reloaded, and it's a great lineup. The book reprints "The Steam Dancer (1896)." This marks the first time I've been in an anthology that also includes work by William Gibson, and I'm kind of excited about that. Also, I'm pleased that John Coulthart is responsible for the book's interior design.

4. Another rhetorical question: If I have a parting of the ways with a world that's only a simulacrum, do I only have to pretend to mourn?

5. If I ever sink so low as to write a paranormal romance novel titled Succubi Like It Hot, someone please gut me slowly with a dull grapefruit spoon. Thank you.

6. As promised, more photographs from Sunday at Beavertail (warning: I was sort of fixated on seaweed that day). All these were taken on the eastern side of the point. I'm already wishing I could have another day there, and not be cooped up at the desk and keyboard. That's a good sign, Howard Hughes wanting to get out and about in the world. As soon as Sirenia Digest #51 is out, I think Spooky and I will be spending a day in Boston. Anyway, yes, more photographs, and there will be still more tomorrow, and more the day after that, and...you get the picture (so to speak):





A frozen pool of meltwater, and the inspiration for the story I began yesterday. (View to the northeast).



Another view of the same pool. I took about 20 photos of the pool. (View to the northeast).



Portrait of the artist scribbling on the rocks. The coat might not be much of a fashion statement, but it keeps me very warm. (view to the north).



Rockweed (Fucus species).



More rockweed!



View along the shore, looking back towards Beavertail Lighthouse (view to the south).



Spooky (alias Kathryn) and her fine hat.



Still more rockweed!



Yes, you guessed it. Rockweed!



Spooky watching Harlequin ducks. (View to the north.)



A sun-bleached Forbe's starfish (Asterias forbesii) we found far back from the water. I'm guessing a sea gull dropped it.

All photographs Copyright © 2010 by Caitlín R. Kiernan and Kathryn A. Pollnac



Give a dog a bone,
He'll eat for the day.
But teach him how to kill...then...
(Editors)
Tags: audiobooks, rhode island, sirenia, steampunk, the sea, the steam dancer, william gibson, winter
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