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Compared with the day before, yesterday was quiet and uneventful. This is a very good thing.

We completed the edits on Blood Oranges, and I sent the book to my agent. It took me longer to get around to sending her the book after I'd finished it (~65 days) than was needed the write the damned thing (45 days). The manuscript still isn't perfect. Mostly, there are probably a few unresolved continuity errors, but we can catch that in post.

Two more mammoth (no, really; tusks and all) boxes of Two Worlds and In Between arrived yesterday. It's odd to have such a HUGE and, obviously, personally important book out. Finally, after more than a year of very, very hard work beating this volume into shape. The books has received amazing accolades. But, already, it's completely sold out, with no current plans for another edition. This is the beautiful weirdness that is small-press publishing. Meanwhile, my homely books from the titanic NYC publishers just keep chugging along (Silk, for example, has now been in print for thirteen years and five months). Anyway, other than one copy of the limited edition that's been placed on my shelf, the rest of my copies are headed to storage.

Also, the final galleys (page proofs, whatever) for The Drowning Girl arrived yesterday evening, and they have to be back in NYC by November 15th. This is my last chance to make any changes to the text for the trade-paperback edition (due out in March 2012). But I won't even be opening the package until tomorrow.

Last night, I received the final (and delightful) version of Vince Locke's illustration for "Latitude 41°21'45.89"N, Longitude 71°29'0.62"W.", and that means that today will likely be Assembly Day for Sirenia Digest #71. Which means subscribers will have the issue this evening or sometime tomorrow.

Last night, Spooky went out into the cold, bear-haunted Rhode Island night to fetch us some dinner from Mama Kim's Korean BBQ (!!!), a local food truck. If you're in the area, you absolutely have to try Mama Kim's. Follow them on Twitter and/or Facebook to find where the truck's at on any given evening or afternoon. Last night, Spooky had fried beef dumplings and sweet-potato fries, and I had three beef bulgogi wraps. Yum. And THEN, kittens, then we embarked upon a Hank Moody binge of fucking epic proportions...of fucking. Oh, but how I love Hank Moody. I will one day write an appropriately debauched and lovelorn ode to Hank Moody. Both discs of Season Four of Californication arrived on Friday, and we watched the first (eight episodes, 30 minutes each). And then did our dailies in RIFT (mostly Iron Pine Peak). I read a tiny bit of The Log from the Sea of Cortez, and passed out well before three ayem.

Exhaustion has its limits. And, from here on, I mean to be in bed by two-thirty ayem, asleep by three, and awake by eleven ayem (excepting special occasions). No more of this almost killing myself with sleep deprivation. At some point, it ceased to be insomnia and became a simple reluctance to sleep. Blame the dreams, of course, and the clock I hear in my head, counting off the days, hours, minutes of my life. Anyway, yes. More sleep.

Turning Around,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-11-05 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iterum.livejournal.com
Thanks for the Mama Kim's recommendation! I had somehow not heard of them.

For Korean, I also like Sun and Moon on Warren Ave. in East Providence and the misleadingly named Solomon on College Hill.

Date: 2011-11-05 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

For Korean, I also like Sun and Moon on Warren Ave. in East Providence and the misleadingly named Solomon on College Hill.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Date: 2011-11-05 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

Mama Kim's just opened in March. They seem to be at Thayer and George for lunch and dinner, most of the time, but they do move around. I think I first noticed them near the bus tunnel by the river one night when everyone was setting up for water fire.

Date: 2011-11-05 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
mammoth (no, really; tusks and all) boxes

Sabu! Tuskers on the Porch! Rouse the natives!

Date: 2011-11-05 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenjen4280.livejournal.com
My copy of Two Worlds finally arrived today!!!! It is a most beautiful book and set in my favorite font: Garamond.

Congrats on Volume 1. Can't wait to see what's in vol 2, although it appears I'll have to wait until 2014. No problem, really, since I have The Drowning Girl, Blood Oranges, and your monthly digest to look forward to in the meantime.

The CRK section of my modest library now encomases 1 linear foot. That might not seem like much, but that's actually quite a lot of pages.

Date: 2011-11-05 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

My copy of Two Worlds finally arrived today!!!!

Yes!

t is a most beautiful book and set in my favorite font: Garamond.

From here on, it's my type of choice.

Congrats on Volume 1. Can't wait to see what's in vol 2, although it appears I'll have to wait until 2014. No problem, really, since I have The Drowning Girl, Blood Oranges, and your monthly digest to look forward to in the meantime.

And the comic...

Date: 2011-11-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulffriend.livejournal.com
My copy of "Two Worlds and In Between" came today. Although I know that Subpress does beautiful work, this has to be one of the best that I have seen. It's physically lovely (all of those wonderful illustrations!), and has a satisfying heft in the hands that no e-reader or tablet will ever be able to mimic.

For the first few minutes after it came, I felt like Carter at Tutankhamun's tomb, reaching into the box and gently scrabling the packing peanuts until I saw wonderful things. I've put it up on the shelf for now. I'm going to ration myself, because if I'm not careful I'll just gorge and read the whole thing without stopping.

Counting down to "The Drowning Girl", and to the trailer. The photos that you've posted are lovely. And the Michael Zuli art that was included in a couple of them reminded me a lot of Sarah's memory of the girl in the quarry in "The Red Tree".

Date: 2011-11-05 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

My copy of "Two Worlds and In Between" came today. Although I know that Subpress does beautiful work, this has to be one of the best that I have seen. It's physically lovely (all of those wonderful illustrations!), and has a satisfying heft in the hands that no e-reader or tablet will ever be able to mimic.

I agree. These are true facts. Especially that part about the e-reader.

For the first few minutes after it came, I felt like Carter at Tutankhamun's tomb, reaching into the box and gently scrabling the packing peanuts until I saw wonderful things. I've put it up on the shelf for now.

Okay, now that's just flattery. Which will get you everywhere.

I've put it up on the shelf for now. I'm going to ration myself, because if I'm not careful I'll just gorge and read the whole thing without stopping.

To ration is wise, to gorge divine.


Counting down to "The Drowning Girl", and to the trailer. The photos that you've posted are lovely.


They amaze me.

And the Michael Zuli art that was included in a couple of them reminded me a lot of Sarah's memory of the girl in the quarry in "The Red Tree".

There are various points of contact between the two novels, as they are, essentially, two halves of a fictional autobiography. So, yes...that reminiscence of yours is not inappropriate.

Date: 2011-11-05 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subtlesttrap.livejournal.com
Two more mammoth (no, really; tusks and all) boxes of Two Worlds and In Between arrived yesterday. It's odd to have such a HUGE and, obviously, personally important book out.

Congrats again on the accolades & success of the book in its debut! I can't wait to dig into the Crimson Alphabet chapbook, I've never read a single letter so I'm excited to say the least. Now if my deluxe copy would arrive here in NJ life would be VERY good. I emailed Subterranean Press & they assured me that as each deluxe edition ships the recipient should get a confirmation email, so I will remain patient.

Last night, I received the final (and delightful) version of Vince Locke's illustration for "Latitude 41°21'45.89"N, Longitude 71°29'0.62"W.", and that means that today will likely be Assembly Day for Sirenia Digest #71. Which means subscribers will have the issue this evening or sometime tomorrow.

Oh happy day. The title is tantalizing & Locke's illustrations have never disappointed. The secret Silk material is also another cause for excitement!

Date: 2011-11-05 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

ongrats again on the accolades & success of the book in its debut!

Thank you.

Now if my deluxe copy would arrive here in NJ life would be VERY good. I emailed Subterranean Press & they assured me that as each deluxe edition ships the recipient should get a confirmation email, so I will remain patient.

Shipping can be slow. Lots and lots of books.

Oh happy day. The title is tantalizing & Locke's illustrations have never disappointed. The secret Silk material is also another cause for excitement!

It is, I think, one of the more interesting issues.

Date: 2011-11-06 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
Blessed windows and all, I went to bed around 9pm last night, was tortured by the night anxieties, had horrid dreams, and woke up sometime after dawn to be tortured by the morning anxieties. If anything, I am annoyed at myself for this.

And yet, today has been Very Very Good. I found caffeinated ejuice (the liquid for electronic cigarettes), we are now on 50gb superfast internet, I had bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, tomato and sourdough toast for brunch, and the horrible wax ball that has been tormenting my left ear the last several weeks is breaking up and leaving. All things having nothing to do with sleep.

So I may pick up that Rift special today and give it a try, as I now have bandwidth with which to play.

Date: 2011-11-06 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

And yet, today has been Very Very Good. I found caffeinated ejuice (the liquid for electronic cigarettes), we are now on 50gb superfast internet, I had bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, tomato and sourdough toast for brunch, and the horrible wax ball that has been tormenting my left ear the last several weeks is breaking up and leaving.

See, now that's a fine day. Well, except you mentioned "electronic cigarettes," a concept that squicks me out even more than ebooks.

So I may pick up that Rift special today and give it a try, as I now have bandwidth with which to play.

Faeblight is the only shard there is.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
There were also mushrooms in the breakfast, which I can't believe I forgot to mention. And coffee, of course.

"electronic cigarettes," a concept that squicks me out even more than ebooks.

We have this "nobody smokes here any more" law cluster that basically means you can smoke in your house, in the dark, under a blanket (to paraphrase Dennis Leary). E-cigs (or Personal Vaporisers, if you prefer) make me feel like I'm living in a William Gibson novel, whilst allowing me to smoke (or Vape, more correctly) in planes, hospitals, government buildings, bars, supermarkets, cafes, taxis, buses, etc. and now to get a caffeine hit in the process. I can not not love that.

Faeblight is the only shard there is.

I hope to see you there.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
I got that impression from you two. Shall I see you there?

Date: 2011-11-06 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

More than likely. We've been pretty laid back about playing, lately, but look for Miisya or Otamisia when you're on and I'll get you in the guild. We've got a vault with goodies.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

Um... Defiant side, of course.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:33 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-06 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
look for Miisya or Otamisia when you're on and I'll get you in the guild.

Thanks, that's most awesome of you :)

Defiant side, of course.

As if I'd be anything else ;)

sad in Oregon

Date: 2011-11-06 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vrykolakes.livejournal.com
I ordered a copy of Two Worlds and In Between on March 23rd of this year, but never got anything other than the "we're still trying to locate this item for you" statements from Amazon. Today, they sent me an order update stating that "Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain the follwoing item(s) from your order..." and so on. Then they canceled my order. First time that's ever happened to me in years of dealing with Amazon.com.

Re: sad in Oregon

Date: 2011-11-06 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I ordered a copy of Two Worlds and In Between on March 23rd of this year, but never got anything other than the "we're still trying to locate this item for you" statements from Amazon.

Firstly, I'm truly sorry.

Secondly, always buy directly from subpress, because Amazon is notorious for fucking over people who order subpress books. Ordering from subpress is the only way to be sure.

Thirdly, well, there are a few bookshops (avoid the Amazon hucksters) that might have copies. If you look around online, you might get lucky.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vrykolakes.livejournal.com
Thank you for the advice. I will definitely order any additional titles directly from Subterranean. In the mean time, I'll keep looking.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
And if all else fails, watch Spooky's ebay ;)

Date: 2011-11-06 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

We cannot sell any copies of that book for quite some time, sadly.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
Yup, I figured it was more of a long-term solution.

Date: 2011-11-06 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kathryn-aka-kat.livejournal.com
Two more mammoth (no, really; tusks and all) boxes of Two Worlds and In Between arrived yesterday

My copy arrived yesterday! It's absolutely beautiful (the chapbook, too).

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