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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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[In Other Words] Guilty pleasures (part 1?)

Sometimes, I think I am Part Of The (A?) Problem. I like to think that I am fairly open-minded and aware of the world; I don’t like to talk too much on topics when I don’t feel I’ve had enough … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Writer’s block

In utterly unexpected (to me, when I consider it in retrospect) news, I don’t really get writer’s block for fiction any more!* *Knock on wood.  Oh my god, knock on wood. To be fair, I have times where I’m slower … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Festina lente

So as of last night, I have made 20k words progress this month!  Which I don’t think is too shabby for a week’s worth of time.  When I step back and consider that, I’m really super proud of that progress! … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] The worst enemy

I think if I had to pick what was my biggest obstacle — not just in writing, but in life — it would be my attention span.  (Second would be my energy levels, since I have a vast preference for … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] All Best Laid Plans

So far (having not done my writing for the day yet), my wordcount for the month stands at 5283 words! (⌒▽⌒)☆  That’s pretty good, I think; I’m proud of myself for managing that in between everything else in my life. … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Camp Nanowrimo! And noveling. And sales!

I think that after eleven years of living in the Pacific Northwest, I have finally fully acclimated — which is to say, when the temperatures hit the high eighties, I turn into the saddest lumpy slug to have ever existed … Continue reading

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[In Other Words] Horrible Horror

When I’m at work, one of my favorite things to do in terms of background noise is to find someone who has a bunch of Let’s Plays for indie horror games on Youtube (preferably in a playlist) and set it … Continue reading

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