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I feel like I'm slowly rising up from long, blurry days of exhaustion and depression. The sort of both that all but turns you bedridden. Honestly, I had three fucking naps yesterday, then couldn't get to sleep until five ayem, and Spooky let me sleep until noon thirty. And I have the thing at the North Kingstown Free Library at six thirty. So, you can see the havoc this is wreaking upon my life/schedule/work. At the latest, Sirenia Digest #76 will be out on the tenth. And there's a ton of other work (which is funny, because I have less to do in April than I have had for any month over the last...six or so).

Last night, I managed a hot bath, washing my hair, and spent the rest of the evening in bed, watching Season Ten of Law and Order: Criminal Intent (oh, Vincent D'Onfrio, swoon). And listening to Spooky read to me from The Two Towers. But today, I have to get my shit back together. I have editors waiting. Oh, almost forgot. I did manage to get the final edits on "Goggles (c. 1910)" done (which were more extensive than I'd expected) and then send the story off to the anthology's editor (TBA). So, yay me. Work yesterday. Today I need to do some edits on "Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea (1957)" for a reprint anthology of Lovecraftian tales (also TBA), and get that off to the book's editor.

"Oh, and too, the time has come," the Walrus said, "to actually fucking read back over all of Blood Oranges at once for the First Time Ever." Er, yeah. And I need to do that this month.

It is looking as though I will also begin work on Blue Canary this summer, by the way. But, here in April, I still have some fairly major work left to do on Alabaster: Wolves #5. And a bunch of short stories...

Regardless, miles to go before I sleep, etcetera and etcetera, so I ought wind this up. Here's the information for tonight again, should anyone reading this be interested in hearing my Paleocene condylarth lecture:

"By the way, on Wednesday evening, at 6:30 p.m. EST, I'll be appearing at the North Kingston Free Library (100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852). I may read from The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, though I may not. I am told this is a 'family' event, and even Imp had trouble making it through a chapter without dropping F bombs."

I'm an F-Bomb Dropping Motherfucker, Motherfucker,
Aunt Beast

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alumiere
Apr. 4th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm an F-Bomb Dropping Motherfucker, Motherfucker, made me smile. I hope things smooth out for you soon, and that you 'break a leg' tonight.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 4th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)

I'll probably break my goddamn neck.
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 4th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)

I know you have a great deal on your plate.

I think I'm gonna need a bigger plate.

And nope on Veronica Mars.
ulffriend
Apr. 4th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I hope your sleep is better soon.

Re: the short stories, if it's any encouragement or consolation or whatever might be helpful, I just ordered Stephen Jones' A Book of Horrors based soley on the fact that he edited it and you're in it.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 5th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)

I just ordered Stephen Jones' A Book of Horrors based soley on the fact that he edited it and you're in it.

Thanks. It doesn't help me directly, but anthology sales are never good, and worse lately. And who gets in a book is partly based on who the editor thinks will help sell the book. So, you did most certainly help me out indirectly. And there's some good stuff in there. If that's the book with "The Coffinmaker's Daughter," damn I love that story.
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 5th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)

Thank you.
sovay
Apr. 5th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
"Oh, and too, the time has come," the Walrus said, "to actually fucking read back over all of Blood Oranges at once for the First Time Ever." Er, yeah. And I need to do that this month.

And send me a copy! I've still only read the first four chapters . . .

(Hope the sweary library appearance went well.)
greygirlbeast
Apr. 5th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)

And send me a copy! I've still only read the first four chapters . . .


Or...I could just be sadistic. Sadistic is good.

The library was quite nice, actually.
sovay
Apr. 5th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Or...I could just be sadistic. Sadistic is good.

Ah, yes, but if just this once you're kind, next time I won't be expecting it.

The library was quite nice, actually.

Excellent.
opalblack
Apr. 5th, 2012 07:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. I turned a corner recently, too, upon purchase of compression garments to keep my ragdoll self functionally firm in the skeleton while I work out to fix the underlying problem. Fix, no, I mean manage. Also, yesterday, I realised I have sexy hair, which I'm going to use as a talisman against all manner of minor miseries. "I hate my life and I don't want to get out of bed. BUT! It's not so bad, I have sexy hair!" As you do.

I'd like to know who the fuck books Caitlin R. Fucking Kiernan to speak at a "family event" and whom, precisely, they are trolling. Because they're trolling either you, or the audience. I hope it's the audience.

Here's a link I spotted on the LJ spotlight this morning, which made me say OH SNAP! Joel Stein: "Adults Should Read Adult Books"
Your thoughts?
humglum
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)

Wasn't technically a "family event", but I think she was told to assume there might be a "family" audience.
There were no kids, but a good number of older women.
opalblack
Apr. 5th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
That seems far less trolltastic than my earlier impression.
fornikate
Apr. 5th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
took a sick day to finish The Drowning Girl

no regrets
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