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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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NaNoFeed: Northern Tour, after the fact (Wilde Roast Cafe)

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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NaNoFeed: getting in shape for the marathon

Tonight I’m at the Municipal Liaisons’ write-in at Your Mom’s Basement in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It’s dark and windy outside, with the neon of the strip mall showing in the darkness across the street. Earlier we had lowering grey … Continue reading

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