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Dashing Something Off

I'm trying very, very hard to make sure that Sirenia Digest #53 goes out to subscribers by midnight tomorrow night. But I have at least a day's work left to get done on the second piece for the issue, "Workprint." Yesterday, I wrote 1,004 words on the story. On Wednesday, I wrote 1,196 words on it. Today, I mean to find THE END.

Audible.com is now offering audio versions of five of my novels: Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Right now, I'm listening to The Red Tree. I've made it to the end of Chapter Two, and I'm quite pleased with what I'm hearing. I very much hope people will pick up copies of the audiobooks. By the way, you may listen to samples of the audiobooks at Audible.com.

We've begun a new round of eBay auctions to help defray the cost of my newest (and insanely expensive) anti-seizure medication. At the moment, there are copies of The Dry Salvages, Tales from the Woeful Platypus, and Alabaster. Please have a look. Bid if you are able. The good news is that the new meds appear to be working. Oh, and Spooky has new pendants up at her Etsy Dreaming Squid Dollworks shop, which is another way to help out.

Let's see. What else, quickly? Night before last, we saw Grant Heslov's The Men Who Stare at Goats, which I liked a lot. Late in the evening, we've been reading Patti Smith's autobiography, Just Kids. Also, though I've seen most of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and found it barely watchable, on Wednesday and Thursday nights we watched "Epitaph One" and "Epitaph Two," respectively. And they were very good, especially "Epitaph One." They were a glimpse of the series that might have been, instead of the sad mess that was. Had the series begun with "Epitaph One," it might have been brilliant television. Those two episodes made me care about characters the rest of the series could not. Hell, in one scene Eliza Dushku came dangerously close to acting. So, it was delightful seeing them, but disheartening, too.

And now...work. Onwards, platypus!

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greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)

Who's reading them?

The readers are listed on the page. Between the five books, there are eight readers.
mrs_ralph
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
In case there is anyone who isn't aware: you do not have to be a member of Audible to buy books. Their books are available through i-Tunes without the member discount. The books are also available in the UK through i-Tunes or Audible UK.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)

Thanks, I should probably post that tomorrow.
fusijui
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
re: Sirenia Digest, I'd rather read it next weekend with a clear conscience than read it day after tomorrow under the cloud of having stressed you out for no good reason.

Clear-ish, anyway.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)

Sirenia Digest, I'd rather read it next weekend with a clear conscience than read it day after tomorrow under the cloud of having stressed you out for no good reason.

Thanks. But I've got another deadline that needs the first half of May, so....
ghostrook
Apr. 30th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Greetings from a lurker
I've read your livejournal for years but never commented before. But I wanted to say I really enjoy your work. You are one of the few writers whose works are on my "buy immediately on the day of publication" list! I haven't yet subscribed to sirenia digest but plan to do so as soon as my finances allow. Thanks for your work! It gives me great enjoyment.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Greetings from a lurker

And you are very welcome. Thank you.
mercurygrrl
Apr. 30th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Pleased to see that the books are available even in the Norwegian iTunes store! :)
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Pleased to see that the books are available even in the Norwegian iTunes store!

I'm international!

Edited at 2010-04-30 09:39 pm (UTC)
spank_an_elf
Apr. 30th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, "The Men Who Stare at Goats" was a fabulous movie. Weird, strange, and demented. We just saw it last week. It will probably earn more in DVD sales than it did in the theater!
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