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i like creeds

This is my horoscope, courtesy of the brilliant Rob Brezsny: CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your creed for the last three months of 2008 comes from Nikos Kazantzakis: “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” Memorize this meme, Cancerian. Imprint it […]

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on editing

I’ve been editing-o-rama this week, and it’s going much more smoothly than I had expected. I cut out a lot more without even having to think about it so the draft is hovering around the 90k mark at the moment. I kept everything in files in case I want to add things back, but I’m […]

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done, sort of.

Well, it took almost two years but I have reached the end of the novel. Not that the end is the end, this is what happens when you write things non-linearly. The last bit written actually goes somewhere in the middle, but still. It’s almost 130,000 words. 129,148 according to Scrivener, but some of that […]

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handwritten blog post 1.0

(I am going to do handwritten blogs from time to time. Because I think it’s kind of fun and I like the smell of Sharpie.)

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awaiting autumn

I have been in a sort of cocoon of Lapsang Souchong tea and writing lately, alternately accompanied by Philip Glass on solo piano and Zoe Keating on multi-layered cello. Now I’ve moved on to being vaguely addicted to Amanda Palmer’s new solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer. I wasn’t sure what I thought of it […]

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reading about writing

Firstly, the Nicest Person on the Internet got me the aforementioned Tarot of the Magical Forest. It is even more lovely and whimsical and weird in person and I love it. I’ve had a very long, very productive weekend. Went to the Peabody Essex Museum, cleaned the apartment (sort of), upgraded PhotoShop, wrote a lot, […]

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