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Hubero was entirely unimpressed, just now, when I told him I was away to a hard day at the Office, and to have an extra-dry martini waiting for me when I got home.

Great comments yesterday. Thank you. If you want to keep it up, I won't mind.

Grey and drizzly out there, and, in here, yeah, I'm still exhausted. But I may have turned a corner. I no longer feel quite so much as though something is riding about on my shoulders. I think, last night, it crawled off me and slithered down a drain. We'll be symbiotes again at some later time. For now, I'm not so heavy.

It helps that today is the last day I'm allowing myself to edit the manuscript for Two Worlds and In Between, that tonight it ALL goes away to Bill at subpress. And since Bill has previewed the cover, here's two versions of the entire wondrous cover (behind the cut). We're still a ways from actual layout, of course. But, gods do I love this painting. Thank you, Lee! Oh, I almost forgot. Lee and I will be selling very limited-edition, signed prints of the cover; more on this later:

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All day yesterday was spent editing the collection, right up to the time that Geoffrey (readingthedark) arrived. It was good to have company again, so soon after Sonya. There must be more people in my life. How's that for a fucking heresy? We got Lebanese takeout and sat up much too late, talking about magick, books, writers, movies, childhood, drugs, tattoos, gaming, and...tons of other stuff. We watched Antti-Jussi Annila's brilliant Sauna (2008) again, because Spooky had not yet sent it back to Netflix, and I knew how much Geoffrey would love it. I caught so much on the second viewing I missed the first time. It's a film that would hold up under many viewings.

Geoffrey is one of the few people on earth who already has a complete copy of The Drowning Girl, but he hasn't yet had time to read it. Only thirteen people have copies, at this point.

Meanwhile...

There are only THREE days remaining in "Tale of the Ravens" Kickstarter project. One of the last two $500 spots was claimed this morning, and we're still hoping the last one will be, too. The greater the margin by which we exceed our goal, the firmer footing Goat Girl Press will set out upon. Spooky and I are already thinking about projects we'll do after "Tale of the Ravens." And look at all the cool stuff that comes with the $500 donation. So, yes. Donate!

And now, kittens, I go down to slay this rough, unruly Other Beast, who is also me. Or, perhaps, merely to fuck it into submission.

A Skosh Less Weighted,
Aunt Beast

P.S. – STILL NOT A HORROR WRITER.

Comments

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catconley
Mar. 22nd, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Love the cover! Especially the little dragon beastie on the spine :)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)

Especially the little dragon beastie on the spine

And pterosaurs!
poesillchild
Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'd gladly donate more to Goat Girl Press if I didn't believe it would get me drawn and quartered by my spouse. Then again, there would be four pieces of me to donate....hmmm?
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)

I'd gladly donate more to Goat Girl Press if I didn't believe it would get me drawn and quartered by my spouse.

Wouldn't want blood on our hands. We, not that way...
whiskeychick
Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling less weighted.

I love the cover -- especially the praying mantis creature on the book's edge. Lovely.

Hope to mail care package Friday. I think it is....appropriate.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)

especially the praying mantis creature on the book's edge.

Yep.

Hope to mail care package Friday. I think it is....appropriate.

Thank you!
kurtmulgrew
Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Wow! I need a giant poster of that cover.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)

Well, they will be available, as mentioned in the entry. I'm not yet sure of the dimensions of the prints, but will post them ASAP.
ericmvan
Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
That cover is phenomenal. It would make me pick up the book and check it out if I had never heard of the author.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)

That cover is phenomenal. It would make me pick up the book and check it out if I had never heard of the author.

That was my reaction...
amethyst_clan
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
that is a breathtakingly awesome painting.
chris_walsh
Mar. 23rd, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Nice: actual hints of cute on the cover. With your full approval, I'm glad to guess. So looking forward to this book (and to being able to afford it!).

Oh, if only you could sell books to animals. (They're great listeners, but they don't buy anything. Get them with disposable income and you'll live off them!)

If this is in any way incoherent, it's late and I drank tonight. *smiles*
lanali_yuhara
Mar. 23rd, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Storyteller statue Southside AL
dipsomaniac
Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, that cover is truly amazing. Beyond anything I imagined.
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