Monthly Archives: November 2014

NaNoFeed: Tuesday write-in, a photo travelogue (Your Mom’s Basement)

 

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NaNoFeed: Midnight, and a new excerpt! (Romance with Rayguns, NaNo 2014 WIP)

Another fabulous afternoon at the Minneapolis Central Library write-in, and I scored over 3000 words. That’s still slow (some of my companions cracked 10,000) but I’m really happy with the scenes I wrote. I’ve stepped over the threshold into my … Continue reading

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For the last stop of the night, the Northern Tour came to Wilde Roast Cafe, a venue that holds a well-deserved warm spot in my writerly heart. This is the place where I’ve sipped a mocha and carried on chats … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 9 November 2014 (NaNoFeed)

Xue turned her head in the direction of Hernan’s glance, and swore, “Fuckin’ hull-breach with feet. Tikhon.” “Language,” Timur said, in his capacity as elder sibling. Hernan, on the other hand, laughed aloud. “That’s a pretty succinct translation,” he said.  … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Live from the Northern Tour! (Lunch is a many-splendored thing)

So now we’re at Geek Partnership Society here in Northeast Minneapolis, where we have all unpacked our lunch and are nibbling and/or crunching and/or typing/scribbling away. There are cozy sofas and cold northern light out of a Vermeer still-life blessing … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Live from the Northern Tour! Now with Excerpts!

I’m happily pitter-patting along on the Northern Tour, finally getting acceptable word-counts as I sink into the world of my characters and their various dilemmas (oh yes, and caffeine helps). This year, all new works started in November go into … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Romance with Rayguns (untitled WIP – excerpt!)

So here’s a hot-off-the-press excerpt. POV is Hernan, 22, coming to the end of his training at the starship Academy. His guardian is having a corrective conversation with him about his career plans. “Your parents’ wishes, in accordance with our … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Traveling Shovel of Death for the win (embracing the spirit of destruction)

Back in September 2008, I heard about National Novel Writing Month. I had just turned in my letter of resignation at the toxic ex-day-job (the earlier one, not the one I just left). I started reading the forums, and rapidly … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: the little things

My buddies are definitely ahead of me for word count, and oddly I am finding this very satisfying. I know that I have this to look forward when I recover from this energy-sucking, probably infected tooth. Meanwhile, I’m doing plot … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The first Monday of the rest of my life

This is the first year I’m doing National Novel Writing Month as a full-time writer. Unfortunately, it’s also the year I’m doing it as a part-time sick person. So I’m timing work bouts around the schedule for taking pain meds, … Continue reading

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