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Change

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It occurs to me that I do this blog switching thing around the same time of year — autumn or winter. I tend to get restless during this time. Especially autumn. Autumn comes round and I want to do everything, be everywhere, and change up my life. It makes sense; autumn is short, here in Vancouver, and it’s my favourite… Read more »

Embracing Quitting

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No one is every any good at anything until they practice, yet I’m the worst sort of drill sergeant in my own head, screaming at me, calling me a maggot, because I wasn’t perfect the first time — or because I THOUGHT about quitting.

Gods know how I ever got to a point where I not only finished but published two novels. I think I have, entirely, my outside support system to thank for that.

Galactica is trying to murder me

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She knows I’m a Cylon. Galactica is my 1987 Volvo Station Wagon. She’s a good ship, but then she does shit like try to kill me and I feel like beating her with a hammer. Or calling up Aaron Douglas and screaming “WHY WON’T YOU MAKE MY BIRDS FLY? I need my birds to fly!” The latest shit she pulled… Read more »

Oh Dear Gods, Why Am I Still Up?

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Site news, new sites, a makeover to my mom’s blog, coffee, insomnia, workaholism, NaNoWriMo, Literary+, Smoke and Shadows, bugs, boobs…you know. The usual.

Practicing gratefulness, because life is AWESOME

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This year, I’m not celebrating Thanksgiving the way I usually do — and that’s okay, because I have so much for which to be thankful. What are you thankful for?

The Saga Continues: Katje is still persona non laundra.

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It’s the end of the month and yet again, I’m standing (well, sitting) here wondering what the hell just happened. I’ve spent maybe a week, tops, at my new place — I’ve spent so much time running around between Coquitlam, Nanaimo, and Powell River — not to mention Ogre’s house — that I really haven’t had a chance to be… Read more »

of titles and word counts

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It took me a while, but I finally decided on a title for my Nano-novel. Dead Transgressions. Sounds pretty detective-y, right? Anyway. I’m at 30K. My plan is to win Nano by Saturday the 12th. If I still need to finish the book, I’ll keep writing. If not, I’ll let it sit and focus on other things. Probably The Jade… Read more »

Writer’s Bucket List, Revisited

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A while ago I posted a writer’s bucket list for myself. I decided that for today’s post, I would revisit it and see how much progress I’m making. Publish 4 novels. I’ve got at least that many as WIPs currently, so this should be “easy” to do (nothing about writing is easy). Finish a short story. I have this habit… Read more »

Can’t stop now! This is Nano country!

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As many of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month: Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon. Some may say that phrase is quite literal, that we abandon literature. I’m sure there are NaNo novels for which that is true, but is is not true for mine, because I’m a damn good writer. (And a lot of other… Read more »

Bellica’s new cover

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So, I released a cover a while back that was still tugging at me, saying “No, no, I need more, preciousssssss.”  (Yeah, I don’t just have characters telling me what to do — I have covers as well.) I realized it was missing green. I’d always envisioned Bellica as a green covered book, and then I designed this cover with… Read more »

Cloaking myself in portability and the Mystery of Moving

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I am currently moving, and the entire process — while exhausting — is definitely one of Life’s Mysteries. The definition of Mystery: an event that only those who have been initiated into it understand fully; it’s generally difficult if not impossible to describe the Mystery, which is why it’s a Mystery. There are various Mysteries in different religions, but there… Read more »