Category Archives: Leaves

NaNoWriMo08 — Porch of Maidens I.Q.F. (excerpt 4)

While opening the mail, Stephanie noticed a handwritten envelope. Those were almost always trouble, usually containing complaints about stores that had sold a consumer an expired product. They could be singularly inarticulate and almost exclusively written by people who seemed … Continue reading

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I hate it when I snort

Has anyone else out there discovered this website? It’s frequently charming, and funny, and today’s post made me snort. Yes, snort. Sometimes when something just tickles my funny bone in a weird way, I start off with a regular sounding laugh, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo08: Porch of Maidens I.Q.F. (excerpt 3)

I’m up to 16,760 words. I find I’m writing scenes that I plan to stitch together later. Sometimes it’s hard to just keep writing, every word feels like I’m searching through a junk drawer for that missing button. But there are … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo08: Porch of Maidens I.Q.F. (excerpt 2)

I’m up to 15,300 words. Still have to write about 3,000 words to get up to the mark, but I’m quite confident I can get there. For your entertainment, another excerpt: Stephanie hated that reception area. Because of the wall … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo08 — The Porch of Maidens I.Q.F. (an excerpt)

Well, I’m at 13,500 words, which is a bit behind, but not altogether undo-able. However, as you can imagine, the effort that’s going in to getting to 50,000 words doesn’t give me much time or head space to write in ye olde … Continue reading

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Goals? Where? RUN!

So, of course it makes sense that I should declare my intent to write prolifically and then fail to post anything for nearly a week. Because that’s what I do. I set myself a goal and then run pell mell in the … Continue reading

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I’m in!

I’m taking the plunge. I’m going to participate in National Novel Writing Month in November. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, and then a couple of blogs I stalk read are also participating, so I felt it was … Continue reading

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Over-used Words are Devastated by Tragic Turn of Events

There was a news piece a few weeks ago that got me to thinking. The news piece in brief: A puppy was shot by a hunter. The hunter turned himself in, but claims it was accidental. Whenever this story came up on the … Continue reading

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Nut-Free Zone

Be warned. This is an R-rated post. Mom, you can just avert your eyes, or have Sarah read you the funny bits. As I was getting a coffee at the public market I noticed a vendor selling nuts and chocolate. … Continue reading

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes?

Calvin and Emma have now been doing Fast ForWord for 30 sessions. So, the equivalent of 6 weeks. Change #1: Late last night, Calvin finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, his first true chapter book. Change #2: Emma … Continue reading

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