greygirlbeast: (Default)
[personal profile] greygirlbeast
Listening to the new Tom Waits, and so a big thank you to Steven Lubold ([livejournal.com profile] oldfossil59) 'Cause this one rocks, even for Mr. Waits, and the 40-page book that comes with the deluxe edition is sublime.

But I slept eight hours, and I am not awake. Six hours, that's not enough, but I come awake fast, then feel like shit. Seven hours is perfect. Eight hours, a good lot of sleep, but then I can't wake the hell up. And I wish I could recall last night's (this morning's dreams) as they were odd and seem dimly important. Probably just the end of the world again.

I get ahead of myself. Or behind myself. Whichever. Yesterday, we read chapters Three and Four of Blood Oranges, so we're more than halfway through the ms. Kermit continues to prove useful in text editing, so maybe I haven't made a bad decision, keeping the iPad. I gotta post a photo of me and the Dubious Kermit Tech. But not today. Anyway, unless the MiBs call me to attention today and there's alien retroengineering to be done, we'll be reading chapters Five and Six. There are only Eight chapters to Blood Ornages. Only 70,000 words (my novels are usually well over 100k). So, we'll be done editing (id est, correcting typos and continuity errors) by Sunday evening, and my agent will have the ms. on Monday, when she gets home from the World Fantasy Convention in misbegotten and woebegone San Diego. No, as I keep telling people, I won't be there. If The Ammonite Violin & Others should win a WFA, Elizabeth Bear ([livejournal.com profile] matociquala) will be accepting on my behalf. I do not spend a thousand or so dollars to fly to southern California and risk getting felt up and fisted by the motherfucking TSA for any con.

Speaking of short story collections, I have the cover art by Lee Moyer for Confessions of Five-Chambered Heart (Subterranean Press, 2012). And here it is, behind the cut, based somewhat on "Dancing with the Eight of Swords" (Sirenia Digest #36, November 2008):





Artwork Copyright © Lee Moyer 2011



And if you ordered directly from subpress, but you've not yet received your copy of Two Worlds and In Between, hang in there. Be patient. It's coming. To quote Arcade Fire, "We used to wait." I haven't even received all my comp copies yet.

Oh, but the weather has gone to shit and looks like it's gonna stay there a spell. We were so lucky with the shoot for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir and Stills from a Movie That Never Existed. We're in wet Rhode Island October now. Cold and wet, just in time for Samhain and Hallowe'en. If we'd have had to wait one more week, the weather would definitely have been too shitty for our needs. Cutting it close and all.

By the way, the cover art for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir is now up at Amazon.com (follow that link). But the text on the cover isn't final. Not sure why they put it up before we finalized that, but there you go. There's no fathoming the minds of Big New York Publishers. And yes, Penguin did a cover THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE, a lot. There's even a nod to The Red Tree in there. I'm taking that lone oak leaf as a belated apology for the gods-awful mess they made of The Red Tree's cover (which featured a poplar tree, by the way). Anyway, I'll post the cover here when they get the text corrected.

Last night, some good RP in Insilico, then a tad of RIFT before bed. I read more of "About Ed Ricketts" to Spooky.

Only Somewhat Disappointed Today,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-10-26 05:48 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I have the cover art by Lee Moyer for Confessions of Five-Chambered Heart

Nice . . .

By the way, the cover art for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir is now up at Amazon.com

That is not terrible cover art! I am amazed!

Date: 2011-10-26 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

That is not terrible cover art! I am amazed!

Me three.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrian6.livejournal.com
The Drowning Girl cover is surprisingly subtle and haunting. Someone at the publishing company was asleep at the switch and we're better for it.

And I love the Confessions cover, obvious double entendre aside.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The Drowning Girl cover is surprisingly subtle and haunting. Someone at the publishing company was asleep at the switch and we're better for it.

Think you called that one, dude.

And I love the Confessions cover, obvious double entendre aside.

Have I missed a double entendre? How is that possible?

Date: 2011-10-27 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrian6.livejournal.com
It's a low one. Casual mentions of a great rack on the cover, etc.

Date: 2011-10-27 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrian6.livejournal.com
I blame the miniature game "Warmachine." One of the main general's is a Satyr-woman with an attack called "Great Rack." Admittedly, the meaning is literal (http://warp-zero.deviantart.com/art/Pirate-Queen-Skarre-183438486) and it's a devastating little close combat addition, but it's difficult to see a woman with a lovely set of horns and not have the adolescent boy giggle in the background.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:11 pm (UTC)
ext_4772: (Oregon Coast 1)
From: [identity profile] chris-walsh.livejournal.com
Relieved that I like both covers, too.

And maybe the iPad will turn out to be useful in opening locks, like the world's largest credit card, and that would be cool, too.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Relieved that I like both covers, too.

Good.

And maybe the iPad will turn out to be useful in opening locks, like the world's largest credit card, and that would be cool, too.

Hmmmmmm.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
Nice covers, both. I was preparing myself for something crap from Penguin. Lee's painting has got a rock album vibe to it.

*felt up and fisted by the motherfucking TSA*

I really am not looking forward to my first encounter with US Customs.

Off-topic - BBC Radio are doing some kind of dramatisation of House of Leaves on Friday night. I'm not holding out any great hopes for it: the cast includes Zampano but not Johhny Truant, and the play is ONE GODDAMN HOUR LONG! But I'll listen to it anyway. Thought I'd just mention it.

- Ash

Date: 2011-10-26 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Nice covers, both. I was preparing myself for something crap from Penguin.

Same here.

Lee's painting has got a rock album vibe to it.

When we first started talking about his doing covers for my subpress books, I actually said, "I want to see stuff like '70s album covers."

I really am not looking forward to my first encounter with US Customs.

I might risk it for international travel, but not for San Diego. To much chance they'd pull me aside, touch something I don't want touch, I'd punch someone (no, really), and...

Off-topic - BBC Radio are doing some kind of dramatisation of House of Leaves on Friday night. I'm not holding out any great hopes for it: the cast includes Zampano but not Johhny Truant, and the play is ONE GODDAMN HOUR LONG! But I'll listen to it anyway. Thought I'd just mention it.

Well, as I've often said about a film version, you'd have to choose Zampano or Johnny, but you couldn't really do both. Does BBC radio do an internet broadcast?

Date: 2011-10-26 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
They do for a lot of Radio Four stuff, on the iPlayer page. I don't see why this shouldn't be up there (fyi, the play's called Recordings From The House Of Leaves). Can you access iPlayer easily over there?

*70s album covers*

Hell yeah! I thought of Sabbath and BOC.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Can you access iPlayer easily over there?

I shall see.

Hell yeah! I thought of Sabbath and BOC.

Yep.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com
I love the cover art for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. It's pretty damn fabulous. It has a David Lynchian feel to it, which only makes it more fabulous in my opinion.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I love the cover art for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. It's pretty damn fabulous. It has a David Lynchian feel to it, which only makes it more fabulous in my opinion.

Yerp.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hessit.livejournal.com
The cover art for The Drowning Girl will find it's way into my dreams, I am sure. Beautifully haunting. Your journal is truly inspirational.

Date: 2011-10-26 08:51 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-26 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nykolus.livejournal.com
The TDG:AM cover is smothered in awesomesauce! One thing, though... I'm of the feeling that her eyes should be open or perhaps at half-lid? Or is that just me?

Date: 2011-10-26 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The TDG:AM cover is smothered in awesomesauce!

Oh...I wish you hadn't said "awesomesaue." But, thank you, all the same.

One thing, though... I'm of the feeling that her eyes should be open or perhaps at half-lid? Or is that just me?

Never occurred to me. Too late now, regardless.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nykolus.livejournal.com
i actually had second thoughts... i humbly grovel at my dear aunt's feet.

Date: 2011-10-26 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

No groveling necessary. But that neologism...garlic and vampires. It's like that.

Date: 2011-10-26 11:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-26 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subtlesttrap.livejournal.com
The cover art to Confessions of Five-Chambered Heart is simply BAD ASS, a fitting cover to a fitting collection of bad ass-ery. The sooner I can preorder the deluxe edition, the better!!! Never again will I risk not getting a signed, deluxe edition of one of your collections--this happened to me with To Charles Fort, With Love & Alabaster and only yesterday was I able to score a copy of each complete with chapbooks for under $200...so beware CRK fanatics, get your copies up front or risk paying poachers out the nose!

Date: 2011-10-26 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The cover art to Confessions of Five-Chambered Heart is simply BAD ASS, a fitting cover to a fitting collection of bad ass-ery.

Wow. There's a blurb!

so beware CRK fanatics, get your copies up front or risk paying poachers out the nose!

Indeed.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] everville340.livejournal.com
The covers for both books are striking in their own ways. I know the release of Drowning Girl is a bit off, but when it arrives would it be possible to mention Stills From a Movie That Never Existed in customer feedback/review on Amazon or is that something that specific permission would have to be granted to be able to do (not sure how that kind of stuff works). Will be watching for the formal Sub Press announcement, although I may have to start dropping hints now that I'd like to find a Five Chambered Heart (preorder) by the Yule Log.

Date: 2011-10-26 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I know the release of Drowning Girl is a bit off, but when it arrives would it be possible to mention Stills From a Movie That Never Existed in customer feedback/review on Amazon or is that something that specific permission would have to be granted to be able to do (not sure how that kind of stuff works).

No specific permission required. I'll see how that might work.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] everville340.livejournal.com
No specific permission required. I'll see how that might work.

Thought I would ask while it occurred to me. Thanks.

And I wish I could recall last night's (this morning's dreams) as they were odd and seem dimly important.

I wonder if the ability to remember dreams is somehow genetic or even learned. The fragments I can seldom even recall always seem to involve various people and places intertwined that have nothing to do with each other in waking life.

Date: 2011-10-26 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Thought I would ask while it occurred to me. Thanks.

You're welcome.

The fragments I can seldom even recall

As you may (or may not) know, I often remember them all to well. This was an odd case.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
And yes, Penguin did a cover THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE...

Dear god, I just might need to renew my membership in the Church of the Falling Sky. Astronomical odds are seeming far more common than normal these days.

Speaking of species extinction, I noticed MSN was reporting we've hit seven billion filthy hoonams.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Dear god, I just might need to renew my membership in the Church of the Falling Sky. Astronomical odds are seeming far more common than normal these days.

Lots of things happened that led to this, but, mostly, I think they finally figured out I'm not the sort of author they've always thought I was, and how many people were horrified at the last cover.

Date: 2011-10-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersteven.livejournal.com
The woman on the cover of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir has a very PJ Harvey look to her. Very nice, indeed.

Date: 2011-10-27 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I hadn't seen that until you pointed it out.
Edited Date: 2011-10-27 02:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-27 01:23 am (UTC)
inthetatras: Sorry, Mario, the princess is in another castle. (The Disappointment of Mario)
From: [personal profile] inthetatras
I saw the new cover last night by pure chance on Amazon and went, "Oh, hey, was that added recently?" I have to agree with others; that cover looks amazing.

Date: 2011-10-27 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

that cover looks amazing.

Well...I wouldn't say that. But it's a vast fucking improvement.

Date: 2011-10-27 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pisceanblue.livejournal.com
I'm happy you're happy with the cover art, I certainly agree it is not as egregious as the one for The Red Tree. It's wonderful to see the book that much closer to actuality.

Profile

greygirlbeast: (Default)
Caitlín R. Kiernan

February 2012

S M T W T F S
    1 234
56 7 891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 19th, 2017 10:26 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios