Friday, 8 January 2010

The Reject

Want to see something scary? Head over to Mercedes M Yardley's blog to catch a glimpse of me 'almost' wearing a mask. I looked like a reject superhero wearing it over my eyes hence the dangling off the face pose. Ahem! Moving along...

It's been a strange old start to the year. First off, I had the flu (geez, will you shut up about it already) and it took until yesterday to get any writing done - a wonderful 500 words, well 500 hundred probably not-so-wonderful words when I re-read them later, but we have lift off. Working on a short story that I hope is scary enough to send to Necrotic Tissue, working title too hideous to post here. When the short is done, I'm hoping to get back into the novelette I was working on pre-Christmas (Cobweb Strings of the Rotting House).

One final note. Four things guaranteed to add sparkle to flu-days: 1) receiving a card with a pug humping Santa's leg; 2) getting a free copy of Shroud magazine; 3) Receiving a handmade get well card from your 4 year old neice; 4) Glitter added to snot...

And on that lady-like note, I bow out...

21 comments:

Mary Rajotte said...

I'm going to guess the card was from Nat Sin?

Glad you're on the mend.

I think a chapbook of your short story titles alone would be good reading ;) so looking forward to seeing what hideousness you come up with for Necrotic Tissue.

Jamie Eyberg said...

It was a beautiful picture, Cate. Masks are cool. The image of number 4 in your little list- not so much. I think my daughter got something like that for a gift. It was for a fairie art project. I kept telling her that was what happened when they sneezed.

Cate Gardner said...

Mary, it was indeed. :D

Jamie, eek! I've seen that glue stuff - nasty.

Aaron Polson said...

Lovely picture, really. Sort of mysterious. Agreed re: the mend.

Glittery snot...I'm picturing sparkly zombies now...noses leaking all over the place, moaning tinsel, tinsel.

Cate Gardner said...

Aaron, I think I had that same delirious dream about a week ago. ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Having the flu is an awful way to start the year.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Snitter. Heheh. Snitter.

Rabid Fox said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that I don't catch the flu this year. I caught it a few years ago and it booted my behind.

And the mask photo was cool as heck.

abrokenlaptop said...

Lovely, lovely photo. Thanks so much for being brave enough to go first! It's stunning. :)

-Mercedes

Cate Gardner said...

Kate, it is indeed. :D

Jeremy, shouldn't that be snotter.... erm...

Rabid, I want everyone I know to get the flu injection.

Mercedes, thanks for running it. :D

Natalie L. Sin said...

I wager a rotten house could use some cobwebs to hold it together ; )

My mother was mortified by that card, and spent Christmas telling Roman that he was too nice to do such a thing. *rolls eyes*

Cate Gardner said...

And I bet Roman played all innocent - wily pug.

Anton Gully said...

Hi Cate! Um, not really the place but... you couldn't point me in the direction of the post you made weighing up the pros and cons of running two writing identities could ya? Please???

I'm writing a searing exposé about you and your wicked ways and it'd be a real help if you could do most of the research for me.

Okay, I'm musing on different writing styles for a blog entry and you probably said what I'm thinking but betterer.

Cate Gardner said...

Anton, I've had a look through some old blog posts, but I don't think the post was by me.

Anton Gully said...

Okies!

Sorry for the aggro.

I was sure you wrote something about the Catherine/Cate Jekyll/Hyde malarky, but I get easily confused.

Thanks for looking, and feel better!

onipar... said...

AH, we only ever get to see half of your face! ;-P

Cate Gardner said...

I wonder why. :D

BT said...

Well, you have now officially made the seriously sexy and uber cool female writer friend list that I'm too scared to post on my blog because my wife would begin removing bits I'd prefer to keep.

Glad you're feeling better.

Cate Gardner said...

And pictures never lie. Ahem.

katey said...

I LOVE that picture of you-- it's gorgeous, seriously.

Sounds like, in spite of the flu, things are quite all right :D

Cate Gardner said...

Things are always sparkly. :D