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Oy, nearly a month since my last post!

Oy, nearly a month since my last post!

Not good! But, other than the holidays, I do have some reasons for the delays. First, we’ve added a new computer to the household. My daughter now has a custom-built rig with a full-sized chassis and a very powerful graphics card. It’s taken quite some time to get it all together and running; for the past couple of weeks, she’s had it set up on at 6′ table in the living room while she finished the final touches of paint…

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I wrote some today…

I wrote some today…

But cleaning the house–and trying to get some decent sleep–has taken over for the past couple of weeks. It might look like I’m not making progress but I am. My main problem (which happens during Camp NaNoWriMo) is that my inner editor is out of the box and slowing me down. Not only that, I’m trying to decide where this particular story takes place in the canon of The Flash TV show. I was always shooting for season 2 but…

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Okay, I’ve had a week off.

Okay, I’ve had a week off.

And I’ve written nothing in that time other than the occasional whine on Facebook. I chalk this up to holiday preparations and the exhaustion following another NaNoWriMo. I intend to rectify this starting today. My target is the little fanfic I started for The Flash. I figure it’ll be no more than six chapters. I hope it will be anyway; I’m horrible at guessing how long any story will be. Since I can’t post word counts to the NaNoWriMo site,…

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At 9:01PM 11/29/16

At 9:01PM 11/29/16

Word count was 50017 to validate. I added another 100 or so words after midnight to get the “Update your word count for 30 days” badge. One more write-in tomorrow night. I think I may work on my fanfic for The Flash fandom, just for a change of pace. Then the Thank God It’s Over (TGIO) party on Saturday and NaNoWriMo 2016 will be in the can.

What kind of writer am I?

What kind of writer am I?

Well, according to NaNoWriMo, I’m a “pantser” which means I write with little to no preparation, research, outlining, etc. This may work against me; when push comes to shove I don’t always know what to write next. It works for me in that I can take my story in whatever direction I choose without stressing over not following my outline. (Believe me, if I went through all the trouble of writing an outline, I would stress over not following it…

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Lo, a fic recommendation!

Lo, a fic recommendation!

I’m not often given to recommending stories, though I’m more likely to recommend a fan fiction these days more than anything else. This is one of those times. The author uploaded the last chapter tonight and, wow! What a twist! It came totally out of left field–though someone more astute than I am might have seen it coming. Knowledge of the property, Kate Ashwin’s fun webcomic, Widdershins, is helpful but you’re good if you only read the first book. You…

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Fall is here, or is it?

Fall is here, or is it?

That’s what I keep asking myself every time I go outside. Yes, the calendar says, “Autumn!” My outdoor thermometer says, “Summer!” One good thing about autumn is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). Jo, my co-Municipal Liaison (read regional volunteer), and I will be making plans and setting dates for the various write-ins and parties that go with “30 Days of Literary Abandon!” This year we have four branches of the Greenville County Library System offering our members space to…

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No idea…

No idea…

That latest Thunderbirds fanfic drabble? No idea where that particular scenario came from. I have a vague notion that the Hood (Gaat) stole some plans and Jeremiah Tuttle (from “The Impostors” episode) is sent to retrieve them. Maybe the Hood crashed in Jeremiah’s territory or something. I know it’s rather farfetched to say the Hood’s mesmeric powers don’t work on Jeremiah but somehow, it makes sense, too. In any case, that improbable scene is what came to mind when I…

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NaNoWriMo 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015

Here I am, sitting at my desk, waiting for the trick or treat crowds to arrive. We’re giving out glow-in-the-dark bracelets this year in hopes of keeping the kids out there visible to traffic. The day’s been cool and it’s finally getting dark outside. Two cats are pestering me simply by curling up on my desk: one under my halogen lamp and the other on my steno shelf. They want to be fed, but that doesn’t happen until the dog…

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Camp NaNoWriMo has begun!

Camp NaNoWriMo has begun!

For me, anyway. I find the July session a lot less stressful than April’s; there’s not as much going on, though my husband works long hours as his co-workers take their vacations. My word count goal is 30K, which averages out to 968 words a day. Very attainable, I think. My main project is a sequel to The White Winds, one I’ve been chewing on for some time. Sneaking in some editing on completed or in-progress projects and adding to…

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