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flax-golden tales: mystery street

mystery street Mystery Street is a good place to find what you’re looking for, if you can find Mystery Street itself. There’s a sign, of course. And it is somewhat near Illusion Square, which you can see only if you face it from the east. (From other directions Illusion Square appears to be a park […]

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creative messes

While I’ve been in revisionland I’ve been silently bemoaning how messy my writing process is. I’m not sure what I expect would be better, or less messy, but it seems to tend toward chaotic. I have handwritten notes scrawled sideways on paper in two different colors of pen. I have snatches of dialogue scrawled in […]

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revisionland

I realized I have been rather bad about actually blogging the current writing/agent search situation. Maybe because I’ve been talking about it nonstop and working so much that it just seemed like that would have shown up on the blog by osmosis or something. But oddly, things only show up on the blog if I […]

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flax-golden tales: sweet oblivion

sweet oblivion They line up for it, in eager rows. It is an honor to be chosen. They are extremely patient and on their best behavior. It is what they were made for, what they anxiously await with unblinking eyes. One voice of dissent mutters that four dollars is too low a price, but he […]

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minor things

I spent part of this morning changing the layout of the flax-golden tales page over on dreamwidth.org. They’ve added more layouts since I started posting over there and I think this is an improvement. It’s a bit crisper and I like the lighter background. I have tomorrow’s tale all ready to post. I actually wrote […]

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on boston & tori

My feet hurt. But I am not particularly surprised by this considering I wandered around Boston most of the day yesterday and I desperately need new sandals because my old ones, while comfortable, are sort of falling apart and I think they’ve forgotten about a little thing called arch support. Wandering around Boston reminded me […]

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flax-golden tales: five easy steps

five easy steps Fantastical Expeditions in Five (Comparatively) Easy Steps 1. Draw a ship. It is wise to add sails or oars for ease of travel. 2. Pack for your journey. Be sure to bring extra shoes, a towel, a lucky penny, and a journal to record your adventures. 3. Believe your ship is real.* […]

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flopsy yawning kitten sort of day

Tessa looks how I feel right now. Maybe without the yawning. But she’s been sprawled out in front of the fan all day and I would really like to be able to do the same but I don’t think I’d fit on that table and I have work to do. Lucky kitten. I know, I […]

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flax-golden tales: the yarn merchant

the yarn merchant She spins her yarns from dreams and hopes and forgotten wishes on a wheel made of alder wood and dragon bone. She sells them every third Saturday at the market, unless there is no moon. Prices vary by color and content and valor of customer. The yarns made with nightmares cost extra. […]

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on uncertainties and crystal balls

I finally updated WordPress (thanks Paul!) and now the shiny new interface is freaking me out. I am easily distracted by shiny things. This has been rather a crazy week, and I’m kind of surprised it’s Thursday already. Lots going on in the great literary agent search but nothing I can really talk about yet. […]

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