In the Bleak, etc., etc.

Incidentally, going out to take this picture without wearing gloves? Not the smartest thing I could have done.

Update, 8:30pm: In the comments, someone said the picture looks like a book cover. Pixelfish tests the proposition.

34 Comments on “In the Bleak, etc., etc.”

  1. AlmaAlexander – I'm a scientist by education, a duchess by historical accident and an author who shares writing tips and glimpses of a writer's life, the mundane and the magic
    Alma Alexander

    That picture, that’s a book cover [grin]

    Now all you have to do is write the book…

  2. Nice shot! I was wondering about the filter, too.

    How long is the driveway? You didn’t have to drive in that, did you?

  3. Great photo (especially as edited), and nice job from PixelFish on the book mock up. I’d have added the word “Midwinter” to the title myself, but that’s a mere quibble. Best of all, I have a better earworm now than the one I picked up in BTW a day or two ago.

    Dang, I’m really missing the “Syracuse weather” now. Am I totally insane or what?

  4. Betcha Ghluaghghy (sp?) is taunting the poor dog about how nice it is to be able to go to the bathroom indoors in a nice, snow-less litterbox. And that the dog is muttering, sotto voce, about having to pee and poop in snow that’s at least belly-deep.

    Is the Scalzi Family going to build snowcastles and forts and entire armies of snowpersons?

    Have fun. Stay warm. And, um, I’d forget about driving, if I were you.

  5. Wow. The photo and the covers are just beautiful. Very impressed.

    I’m less impressed by the depraved bint masquerading as me who gave Jeff Hentosz that blurb for his cover. Mate!

    Snow pretty but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it. Oh, oops, here I am in NYC where it’s snowing . . .

  6. Those book covers are awesome. Are these novels about the family on the hill who can and will eat your soul?

    If so, I am hooked!

  7. I sent the ghost story cover to a rabid Scalzi fan. It should be funny to tell him there is in fact no such book. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  8. I’m mostly surprised the blogosphere here isn’t composing the outline, nay, even story of the book.

    Let’s see, plot contains a writer, his wife & daughter, a cat, a dog, a slice of bacon and 2 yards of white fluffiness.

    And to start, in the immortal words of S.Dog, “It was a dark and stormy night.”

  9. Wow, that is gorgeous. And I’d really like to order some of that snow for the Oregon Cascades this weekend, when my lab is going on a weekend ski trip.

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