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Well, December’s Here, And I Failed

But only by a little. 43,785 - That's how many words I ended up either revising, rewriting, or straight up newly drafted during November. I'm taking the old Vacancy serial and revamping it for a trilogy of novels and thought I'd use NaNo to help track my progress. I didn't take it as seriously as… Continue reading Well, December’s Here, And I Failed

Health, Me

Rolled a 20 for Con

Warning: Body Horror What a week! I'm down two teeth and up one mental breakdown, so I'm fairly certain those cancel each other out which makes sense because I'm largely still on track for NaNo and generally would use the word "fine" to describe how I'm feeling. I'm sure for some people having one's wisdom… Continue reading Rolled a 20 for Con

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Cruel To Be Kind

Look, I am a big fan of redemption arcs. I love to see a bad guy made good, a 180 in the direction of the light, but in this life I don't think you or I or anyone owe the people who haven't considered us human for the last four years much of anything at… Continue reading Cruel To Be Kind

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Today All I Can Think About Is The Tree

My goddamned phone won't let me think about anything else, so today, apparently, all my ire and anxiety is reserved solely for the 50 foot piece of nature that literally and figuratively uprooted and just fucked so much of my shit up. You'd think I would be concerned with the election, but I already expended… Continue reading Today All I Can Think About Is The Tree

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Nontraditional NaNo and Me

It's National Novel Writing Month, and this will be the first time in a long time that I won't be participating in a normal way. I'm sort of sad about that, especially since I'm actually in the exact kind of mood that writing a first draft of something requires (the desire to just kinda go… Continue reading Nontraditional NaNo and Me

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One Problem Sorted (And Health Insurance Is A Scam)

It wasn't terribly likely that it was a tumor, but I had no idea what else this fibrous lump on my jaw could possibly be, so naturally I thought it was the worst. I first noticed it back in late February. If anyone can ever remember back to that time, it's when Covid was just… Continue reading One Problem Sorted (And Health Insurance Is A Scam)

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Jinx Is A Fun Word

I'm reticent to blog about personal issues until they're totally resolved. It's at least a little to do with superstition and my fear of jinxes, and probably a lot more to do with this one time when doing that sort of bit me in the ass. Here's that mini-story: On an older blog of mine… Continue reading Jinx Is A Fun Word

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Losing

Four years ago when I woke in the wee hours of the morning after the 2016 presidential election to find out Donald Trump had been called as the winner and the House and Senate both went red, I sobbed. I was not crying because the candidates I voted and hoped for did not win, I… Continue reading Losing

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It’s Been A Lot

Things in the world are weird right now, so Husband and I decided to make things even weirder and sell our house. Actually it's something we've been thinking about for quite a while, and with remote work and the general state of the world, now is just a great time to finally get out of… Continue reading It’s Been A Lot

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The End of A Non-Existent Summer

Labor Day signifies the "end" of summer in much of the US. A last hurrah, usually marked with a party doing outdoor, summery things a final time before settling down into the coziness of fall. (Unless you live in the southern US where it will be summer for at least another month, if not two.)… Continue reading The End of A Non-Existent Summer