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the end.

Finished my NaNoWriMo novel draft. Final tally: 80,154. I think it’s pretty good. I know it’s better now than it was around the 20k mark or so. I’m pretty sure I want to very heavily revise it, including possibly splitting the narrative POV, but that can wait. It’s all rough around the edges but there’s […]

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flax-golden tales: where the sidewalk doesn’t end

where the sidewalk doesn’t end Would you walk me home? Now, while there is still light? Before the afternoon turns to dusk? The light is fading quickly, so I’ll need an answer soon. Would you walk me home along that line where autumn brushes against winter, and golden leaves melt into evergreen? Where the sidewalk […]

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thanks.

Things I Am Thankful For in this, the last week of November in the year 2009 (an unnumbered list) Kittens. The husband, also known as the boy, also known as the bestest person I know. Chocolate. Lovely friends who live in my computer and listen to me babble about all manner of things via e-mail. (Particularly […]

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flax-golden tales: angel meditation

angel meditation Please do not disturb the angels in the garden. You will find them sitting in the quiet corners. Contemplating. Listening to the world as it grows. Most weekdays from late morning to mid-afternoon. You may sit and watch them, if you wish. Thinking your own thoughts alongside. Please don’t take it personally if […]

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50k!

Well, 51,132. And I have at least 20, possibly 30 more before the end will roll around. Going to try to get it done before December. Bucket remains unimpressed.

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flax-golden tales: november pumpkins

november pumpkins It is a sad thing to be a pumpkin after Hallowe’en. No more light inside. No more chasing away evil spirits. No more revelry. Only the crunch of leaves in fading light and the growing chill in the autumn air. October past and gone. Watching fallen comrades smashed to pieces, rotting on the […]

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november is for writing

Clearly, I fail at blogging during NaNo. This is probably not that surprising. But now there are pretty little wordcount widgets, look! Currently at 36k. Now have five different fairy tales (Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Six Swans, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, & Bluebeard) incorporated and twisted around into knots. I’m guessing that this […]

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flax-golden tales: wishing

wishing There isn’t any water left in the well. There was, once, a long time ago. There was probably a bucket, too, but now there is only a rope. Wells do go dry sometimes. Can you make wishes in an empty well? Well, I’m certain you can make them, but can they be granted by […]

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exploratory noveling

It makes me very sad that the NaNoWriMo word count widgets aren’t working yet. So when I say, “I have 17,507 words!” that doesn’t get translated into a pretty little progress bar. I Googled and I found one! Not the fancypants official ones, but still a visual interpretation of numbers and that makes me inexplicably […]

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