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This is what a book tour looks like in ephemera. In boarding passes and train tickets and accidentally retained visitor passes. That’s not even all of it. I am in something that I could probably call Tour Recovery Mode right now. It mostly involves looking at all the stuff that has been neglected in my […]

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typewriter

I had a busy, marvelous weekend. Hallowe’en has exploded downtown already, with crowds & costumes & small dogs dressed like turtles. I had a caramel apple! And I made more apple goat cheese tartlets. And apple blackberry crisp. It was an apple-y sort of weekend. We had company from out of town that came to […]

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Eep.

Hi. I have been completely useless. I keep squealing at people on the phone when I’m not rendered utterly speechless. At this point I think my agent would be shocked if we had a conversation that didn’t partially involve stunned silence on my part. I think I EEPed at him. That’s probably not very professional. […]

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this is not my beautiful house

A little over a week ago, when I found out my novel was going to be sent out to publishers, I bought this bottle of sparkling syrah to open if and when the book sold: Notice how it’s open. Yeah. I have spent most of the weekend giggling hysterically and consuming bubbly alcohol, thinking to […]

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tousled & autumnal

It’s autumn! For reals! I have socks on! My coffee was pumpkin flavored this morning! It was iced coffee, but still. Autumn! Oh, how I adore you, season of mists & mellow fruitfulness. The circus is officially out of my hands. It’s strange, but it’s been a long time coming. So while occasionally glancing wistfully […]

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re-visioning

This post is going to be about revising. It will not be anywhere near as good as this post about revising, but I figured I’d give it a whirl anyway. I’ve gotten fairly familiar with how this process works for me, and as you all know by now, ’tis the summer of revision around here. […]

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monday miscellany

Stuff accomplished during the week of no internet: Finished three (3!) paintings. One is off to its recipient already, another is waiting for payment & the third is available on Etsy. Got rid of my stupid summer head cold that I had hoped was allergies but was really just a head cold. I don’t get […]

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agented

Gather ’round, kidlets. Story time. In 2003, I tried doing NaNoWriMo for the first time, because I’d always wanted to write but had never been good about sitting down and actually doing it. I had ideas in notebooks but nothing concrete. I tried. I failed. Burnt out around 15k. In 2004, I tried again. I […]

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fountain pen number two

Remember back in March when I got my very first vintage fountain pen? I’ve been trolling Etsy vintage for pens since then (well, pens & train cases & bowler hats,) but nothing’s really caught my eye & budget at the same time until this past week. So now I have a second vintage fountain pen.  […]

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this is kyle cassidy’s fault

I don’t actually know Kyle Cassidy but I admire his photography and I read his blog and I covet his coffin coffee table. A few weeks back he held a contest on his blog giving away some of his fountain pens to penless writers, and to participate you had to take photos of your journals […]

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