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It was February. I did some things.

March 3rd, 2023 · No Comments

While the Witch Novel is marinating (i.e. I printed off all 299 pages but have not looked at them AT ALL), I’ve turned my attention to my other project, The Glass World Thing. This is the project that started as a fluffy modern romance, switched gears to become a historical fiction supernatural thing (possibly not […]

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Do your bit for Science!

February 17th, 2023 · No Comments

A year or two ago I read the book BEING YOU: The New Science of Consciousness by Anil Seth, who has the daunting title of professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. It’s a fascinating book that I’d highly recommend, though I certainly can’t claim I understood all of it. Dr. […]

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Flip that skirt!

January 27th, 2023 · No Comments

After the latest flamenco video session, we did our usual selfies and photos routine. Jonathan said “flip your skirt” – so I did.

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January 22nd, 2023 · No Comments

Last Monday, sitting in Balzac’s Coffee Shop on Market Street across from Gemma Files, I finished the shitty first draft of the the Witch Novel. Cue the celebratory noisemakers and confetti. (Sadly, there was no champagne for me as I’m doing dry January.) I know shitty first drafts are the thing but I struggle with […]

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What I Read, 2022 Edition

January 3rd, 2023 · No Comments

This year’s total, give or take, was 126 (not counting some rereads and some physical books for which I can’t use the library’s lending history as a substitute for my lousy memory). Of these, 60% were fiction and 40% non-fiction. My favourites for the year as listed below. FICTION Strong-minded Old (and oldish) Women, mostly […]

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Dancing Fool, Part 2

December 18th, 2022 · No Comments

Filmed our second flamenco video last night. I feel as if I made a different mistake on each take but that’s dancing, I guess. I’ll post the video once the best take (i.e. the one each of us made the minimum of mistakes in) is chosen and edited. In the meantime, here is the obligatory […]

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NaNoWriMo update and What I’ve Read

November 30th, 2022 · No Comments

First up, Nanowrimo. I set the usual goal of 10,000 words and managed 10,095 despite being away for a few days. The usual caveats apply: I don’t know what I’m doing, half of the words will/should be cut, blah, blah, blah. My goal for December is to nail down the mechanics of the ending and, […]

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Rocks and Shoals

November 20th, 2022 · No Comments

Or perhaps the mid-month slump. I’m on target for my NaNoWriMo goals but definitely feeling like I’m tap dancing like crazy and waving my jazz hands in an attempt to conjure up something meaningful to write. To take the dance from metaphor to reality, I’m also working on my piece for the next flamenco video […]

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Taking the Plunge

October 30th, 2022 · No Comments

I’m starting NaNoWriMo this year by … going away for a few days. Aiming for 10,000 words and a possible end of the first shitty draft of The Witch Novel. Going to try to avoid the black rocks to prevent being drowned by the waters of despair. We’ll see how it goes.

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Progress Update

October 9th, 2022 · No Comments

I’ll no doubt curse myself by actually writing this but what the hell, let’s live dangerously. I’ve had a reasonably productive year (for varying definitions of productive). I alternate writing months with planning, plotting, exercise months and just came off writing 5,000 words for September. I’ll sign up for Nanowrimo for November, with a target […]

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