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NaNoWriMo Week Three Status Update

So, NaNoWriMo Week Three did not go very well, haha. I’m definitely behind! On the one hand, I do feel a little bad about that. I know I can be more disciplined than that, and a lot of my explanations … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Progress, Week 2

The actual progress NaNoWriMo Progress, week two: definitely not as strong as week one. On the other hand, “week one” was three days, one of which I had off, so the judgment scale is a wee bit biased. At this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo And Project Considerations

So like so many others, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month! This is my first attempt in literally years; I hit a stride of being reasonably productive every day (shoutout to 750words, which is the system that has worked for me) … Continue reading

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Other genre considerations

When I was a kid, La Llorona and Bloody Mary frightened me more than any other whispered childhood mythology. Part of that was circumstantial — a prank by some older girls at a summer camp ensured that even today I … Continue reading

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Home again

Well, I’m back. We left on Saturday and had our aforementioned plane misadventures, and we returned on Friday. All in all, I think it was an ideal sort of vacation: one where I genuinely enjoyed what we did, and being … Continue reading

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Hawaii Travel Log, Day 1

Today is going to be a relatively quick sort of thing! I’ve gotten a little off track with what I’ve wanted to talk about on this blog, though part of that is also just because life keeps happening. This past … Continue reading

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Muddle through

When I was a kid, my dad’s favorite saying about life (and, honestly, this is still something he likes to say to me today) was all we could do was just muddle through. He’d say that any time life happened … Continue reading

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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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