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Camp NaNoWriMo

March 26th, 2017 (04:10 pm)

I haven't been writing much--NaNoWriMo went well in November and I was able to wrap up a zeroth draft of Waiting for the Hurricane. I had plans to finish a first draft right away, but I couldn't keep going through the holidays and extensive family obligations and travel. I've been working on my art but the writing has not been there.

Today when I was cleaning my desk and putting some stuff away, I knocked a box off the shelf. It landed on my foot. It was the draft and notes for Crows, the ghost story I drafted for NaN0 2013 and did another pass on for Camp NaNoWriMo last year.

So I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo with a goal of finishing the second draft. It will involve mostly filling in the places I skimmed over scenes, probably 20-25K worth of stuff, and deciding what to do about the two romance subplots. If I leave them both in, it might require quite a few more words. We shall see.

I even wrote a synopsis:

Everybody wants to find Carly.

Mrs. Norwood wants to kill her to protect herself. Her mother doesn't want to lose her unpaid assistant. Heather wants her sister back. Dwight used to date Carly, but now he cares because Heather cares. He's doing it for the woman he loves.

But the woman he loves doesn't want him doing it. The woman he loves doesn't believe in all that psychic stuff, not ghosts and especially not talking crows. The woman he loves thinks he's batshit crazy.

And the crows are going to make sure he stays that way...

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First painting of 2017 (cross posted)

January 27th, 2017 (11:32 am)

Cross posting: https://bonniers.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/first-painting-of-2017/

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Tuesday 24 January

January 25th, 2017 (04:10 pm)

current location: Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston
current mood: intellectually stimulated
current song: Satie and others

We went to a fascinating student concert at NEC last night, the first part of a two-part series featuring the piano music of Eric Satie (http://necmusic.edu/event/16375). This first concert looked at some of the Americans most influenced by Satie, including John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.

Odd thing: the last piece, Reich's Piano Phase, left me physically disoriented. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to stand up when they finished. It was entirely physical, something about the insistent repetitions whacking on my head at irregular intervals, and it was very similar to the times when I've melted down from sensory overload. But not something that has happened before.

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2016 wrapup

January 24th, 2017 (11:46 am)


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January 24th, 2017 (10:47 am)
current mood: brain is overheating
current song: Neil playing Schubert

I'm going to start using my LiveJournal again for my personal updates: status, thoughts of the day, that sort of thing.

Anything political will be on Google+:

Longer thoughts and things related to my writing will be in my blog Cowgirl in New England and will be cross-posted if I remember.

And I randomly tweet as Alice M. Cole (pen name):

Alice has a blog too, at https://colealicem.com/, but I haven't been posting there. I ought to revive that.

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happy birthday

December 8th, 2013 (03:38 pm)

Happy birthday, chanphenglew!

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happy birthday

November 6th, 2013 (08:17 pm)

Happy birthday, helweh, if you're still around!

Well, I hope you have a happy birthday even if you aren't around, but you won't get to see my wishes :)

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Happy birthday!

January 18th, 2013 (10:35 pm)

Happy birthday, david_bridger! Hope life's great for you and I'm sorry I haven't been in touch much.

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Merry-go-round blog tour

November 5th, 2011 (08:53 am)

The Overamped edit is finished and NaNo writing is under way. Posting should start to happen soon. Meanwhile, my Merry-go-round tour blog post for November:

November post.

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meanwhile, a whine...

November 2nd, 2011 (12:20 pm)


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