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A freakish bit of weather yesterday. The temperature climbed to 91F or 92F (depending on the source) by early afternoon, and the heat lingered into the evening. I sweated while I worked, and we had trouble getting to sleep for the heat. Today, the high will only be in the low 70sF, and tomorrow the high 50sF. Such is weather in New England.

I received a truly wonderful bit of news last night regarding The Red Tree, but which I am not at liberty to share for another week or so.

Yesterday I wrote 1,009 words on Chapter 1 of The Wolf Who Cried Girl, and may have finally found my way in.

I'm loving Jónsi's Go. This is, so far, my favorite album of the year.

I have an Ursula K. Le Guin quote I posted to Facebook yesterday, and I'd like to include it here. As I've mentioned, I've been rereading her Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction (1979). This bit is from "From Elfland to Poughkeepsie":

Many readers , many critics, and most editors speak of style as if it were an ingredient of a book, like sugar in a cake, or something added onto a book, like the frosting on a cake. The style, of course, is the book. If you remove the cake, all you have left is the recipe. If you remove the style, all you have left is a synopsis of the plot.

I have been saying this for many years, of course, though never so eloquently.

Last night, I tried a bit of rp in Insilico, but I was really to hot and frazzled from writing to be of any use to anyone. So, Spooky and I watched Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes again, and I still adore it. Every frame is a delight.

Now, time to make the doughnuts. But here are the last photos from Sunday, of a building across the street (south) of the Prym Mill. All interior shots were taken through windows (the last two are my favorites):















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

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sovay
Apr. 8th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I received a truly wonderful bit of news last night regarding The Red Tree, but which I am not at liberty to share for another week or so.

Congratulations nonetheless. I shall attempt to be patient.

All interior shots were taken through windows (the last two are my favorites)

I love the last one (although the third with the broken windows and vines is also very good). It should be an illustration for something.
nineweaving
Apr. 8th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Great pictures.

Le Guin, of course, is dead right; but this seems to be an unkillable popular error.

I eagerly await your news!

Nine
alvyarin
Apr. 8th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
I adore the window with the vines. How lovely and decrepit and haunting. These remind me of a Lovecraft story...I just can't remember the name of it.

Excited for the news! =)
jdack
Apr. 8th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finding words. That can be so frustrating.
juushika
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
I feel compelled to say "mmmm cake" but I don't even like the stuff. I do, however, like the quote. You're right: it's not that the content is new, but it's wonderfully said and that makes it easier to drive home.

Plants growing in and out of buildings fascinate me—I think it has since encountering The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a child, but also because I found a vine creeping into my house two years ago (photo'd here and here)—so shots of those make for my favorite of this location, all told. The last of this set is particularly wonderful.

Congrats on the secret good news, and on hopeful progress with the novel.
thehousesparrow
Apr. 8th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Glad you found your muse! And I'm sorry a wave of drama rolled in and carried my puppet away last night.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)

And I'm sorry a wave of drama rolled in and carried my puppet away last night.

It happens.
natf
Apr. 12th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
My favourite pictures this time are the first one and the second to last.

BTW I have been meaning to suggest that urban_decay would probably love to see some of these images!
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