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Writing plans for the month

To paraphrase, all the best laid writing plans of mice and me… But it’s a new month, so I’ve got some new plans. I have a notebook where I write out my productivity goals for the week and month to … Continue reading

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So the fox is getting married

Any time it rained when the sun was shining, my mother would tell me, “The fox is getting married.” I grew up in Texas, which for many years I considered part of “the South,” as it were. Geographically it made … Continue reading

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An apology, and a story bit.

I had a lot of ambitions about writing about foxes this week, because that’s a topic that is near and dear to my heart. When I was a kid, foxes were my favorite animals; I decided this in the way … Continue reading

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Writing tigers

Writing about the tiger The last time I wrote about tigers, it was about how a particularly greedy selfish one helped to create the sun and the moon, and whose blood dyed buckwheat roots red. This was the very first … Continue reading

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Thinking Positive

I’ve been thinking a lot about writing and my own relationship with it lately. Storytime diversion There’s a story about a woman whose life is consumed by constant worry. One of her two children is an umbrella seller; the other … Continue reading

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[fiction] bul-gae

Or, the sun gets a dog. Building off from last week, and because I am trying to get into the swing of writing shorter (1000 words or less) contained fiction, have something relatively short as a first try.

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Korean folklore, the sun and the moon

(And the eclipse.) On Friday, I jokingly said to my girlfriend that everything about my heritage is “the South” before I moved to the PNW — I was born in Florida, raised in Texas, and both sides of my family … Continue reading

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Baby steps, maybe

I’ve been having a hard time of things lately. And that feels sort of wrong to say when, in terms of my actual personal day to day life, things are fine. My partner is loving and supportive, my friends and … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Topsy-Turvy

Whoosh, and it’s only Wednesday. This whole rolling week has been just a little off-kilter for me so far — nothing tremendous or off the rails, but just enough oddities that I end up listing when I should be on … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Scheduling (part two?)

So after two months of a roughly-outlined Real Adult Schedule, I have come to a few conclusions: 1.  I really genuinely do feel much better when I have one, even if the lazy kid in me chafes at keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Imposter syndrome

A lot of the time I actually feel decently confident about my writing, which is really a nice and refreshing change from when I was younger, where I was consistently clinging to the idea of getting validation from others via … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Unplanned Worldbuilding

I have been doing this whole “writing” thing for over half my life at this point.  I’m not a professional by a long shot, nor have I done a lot of the “right” things (going to workshops, doing outlines and … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Catching Up!

While I wouldn’t say that I am outright addicted to the internet, nothing really hammers home how dependent I am on it until it goes out.  ( ̄◇ ̄;) It was the most back and forth sort of, “well, I can’t load my email right … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Just a quick check-in

The internet in my condo is being kind of faulty this afternoon/evening — it keeps intermittently flickering to life and then fading out again.  So I’ve absconded to a local Starbucks (one of many; that’s living in downtown Seattle for … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] The backbone of things

So for the past week and a half at work, I’ve been listening to a lot of various podcasts and Youtube channel series about creepypasta, horror, and general supernatural/occult stuff.  A lot of my friends are pretty strongly into a … Continue reading

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