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Cat Update

The clowder has been largely well behaved of later, though even weirder than usual. Bast likes to sleep in the bottom drawers of my dresser, but the other day he decided to use the top drawer instead. He got himself stuck behind a drawer and I had to remove it to get him out again.… Continue reading Cat Update

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The Paris Charity Bazaar Fire

CW: While I've tried not to be overly graphic, this post does discuss the injuries and horrors of a historical disaster. I have not included photo references, but if you would like to see images of the building and the aftermath, please follow some of the links below. If you've been on Netflix (US) in… Continue reading The Paris Charity Bazaar Fire

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Nanowrimo Wrap Up 2020

Technically, there's still another day left. If you are still writing, keep going! You can do it. Last night around 9:30, I finally cracked 50k. I may write a little extra today, just so I can get that shiny badge for updating my word count every day, but as I was putting my word count… Continue reading Nanowrimo Wrap Up 2020

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Nano Check In: Week 3

As I suspected, I finished writing the first draft of my book last week, but it didn't even break 35,000 words. I already had several points marked out on my outline that I could go back to expand, so I've been rewriting some of those scene and moving the words I would normally delete to… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 3

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Knitpicks Options Review

I've been wanting to delve into the world of interchangeable knitting needles for a while, but the set I had my eye on is $115 and I seldom see it on sale. So when I saw this set of Knitpicks Options needles on sale for $35 (Regularly $49.00), I decided it was time to give… Continue reading Knitpicks Options Review

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Nano Check In: Week 2

Good news: my highly detailed outline and plotting is paying off. I'm about 2 days ahead of schedule, and crossed 30,000 words in my writing session this evening. Bad news: I have about 5,000 words left. Good news: Which means I stand a good chance of "finishing" this story before the end of the month.… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 2

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WIPS

It's been a while since I've had any knitting to show, but this time around there is also crochet! You might remember the sweater I was working on, then realized I had to frog. It found new life as a sweater vest, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that frogging and reknitting made the… Continue reading WIPS

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Nano Check In: Week 1

How is your writing going? Are you participating? Are you a rebel? This week has gone much better than expected, on several levels. Currently I'm sitting at a word count just over 15,000, which means I'm two days ahead of schedule. I'm trying something a bit different this year in how I prepared. I've always… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 1

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Books and TV for Nanowrimo

As I mentioned on Monday, my muse came in and wrecked all of my plans at the last minute, so I've been trying to reassemble my background material for Nanowrimo. I'm the type of writer who has to fully immerse themselves in the world of their book, which means all the media I consume while… Continue reading Books and TV for Nanowrimo

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As the Muse Demands

My muse is a fickle, fickle beast. She spends most of her time jetting around to warm, sunny locals I can't afford to visit (she spent most of the summer in Oahu, I think, and spent the winter in Melbourne), only showing up to cause trouble. For example, I was planning to take things easy… Continue reading As the Muse Demands