Monthly Archives: October 2010

take her in your arms

Lately, I have re(rerere)discovered one of my favorite bands of all time, Silly Wizard, a genius Scottish folk group from the late 70s and early 80s. F thinks I’m a big dork, but some of their reels just instantly put … Continue reading

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Possessed

I’m having a little personal problem. I’m currently reading Possession, by A.S. Byatt. I originally took up reading it as part of my Gaps list*, and I admit I really struggled through the first 100 pages. But over the last … Continue reading

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I’m going to finish editing a manuscript today!~!

Even if it kills everyone in my path! (I don’t think it will. 30 pages left!)

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slightly irritating email of the day

I got an email from an agent: I have a great novel about [theme I am famously obsessed with] that was just rejected by [big respected publisher]. The editor at [big respected publisher] said that [my former employer] would be … Continue reading

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my writing group is too damn nice

Yesterday, my writing group had a new experiment. Instead of meeting in someone’s house, as we have done for the past year, we agreed to meet in a pub. Alas, a huge five-party altercation ensued. It nearly ended violently. When … Continue reading

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I never thought of it that way, and am now very sorry I asked

I stayed with my great aunt last night. The usual face-stuffing ensued, and then I slept under a lopsided pile of hand-crocheted lap blankets in her old bedroom (since my uncle passed away, she’s been sleeping in her own guest … Continue reading

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Wednesday! Wednesday! It’s Bookscan day!

I tingle with excitement! Speed me to work, o fair 3 train!

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