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uncertainty

It’s fun to update everyone about my novel when I’m on track, but it becomes less fun when I’m not.  I didn’t write for two days.  So I got more than 3000 words behind.  Will I catch up?  Tune in next time. Meanwhile, it’s Thanksgiving here in the United States.  My parents are making a […]

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today’s novel news

I’m at 32,771 words, page 79.  Sanity is…there?  Mostly intact? 

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Zine Reviews

anxiety is a rambling dagger

Months ago Ian Kahl sent me his book of poems anxiety is a rambling dagger and I have been reading it ever since.  I find the poems a pleasure to read though there is so much pain in them.  I like Ian Kahl’s use of italics and the strange combinations of abstract and concrete language. […]

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pretend novel update

I’m at 27,427 words and page 64.  My sanity is fully intact.

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yikes

I’m afraid I’m losing my fans with this terrible silence.  Will you be patient with me as I work on my novel?  I’ll be back in December! 

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thank you

I wanted to find some public way to thank Ming for becoming a mechanic and fixing the brakes and packing the wheel bearings on our truck, and facebook gave me the creeps, so I’m thanking Ming here on my blog.  I am so impressed at your skills and willingness and perseverance.  Thank you, loved one!

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yet another update

My novel is about my everyday existence, so I guess my blog can be about my novel.  I’m 18,159 words in today.  It’s consuming my life, which is great.  My life could use some consuming.  It feels great.  I feel like, “Why don’t I write a novel every month?”  But I know rationally that that […]

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another update

I’m at 16,519 words on my pretend novel. 

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NaNoWriMo update

I’m at more than 10,000 words, on track for winning and a fifth of the way done with my novel.

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some plant pics for you

Here’s yummy backyard chard. Here’s Ming’s beautiful sleeping pumpkin. Here’s our neighbor J’s super cool bamboo bike cart. And those are my favorite three photos from today’s chrysanthemum show.