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The Serendipity of Procrasti-research

I love research. I suppose it was all those years at university? Or possibly the endless searching through history books, or peering at low-grade video of television shows to spy that elusive seam on a specific costume? Perhaps it was uprooting the family to attend the Janet Arnold Costume Symposium in Florence (and my chance…

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Decisions, Decisions.

I’ve been mucking around for the past two months. Lots of crocheting to get Octoarm scarves ready for sale for upcoming events. A bit of writing here, a bit of writing there. Most of the writing has been on blog posts – with time spent on research, rewrites, photos. Today I realised I have been using…

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Not Just Soggy Around the Middle

First read through and rough rewrites on The Department of Curiosities is progressing. I have a long list of notes for the next rewrite, more research of facts and scenes to change or exorcise. Rewriting the beginning is, in a weird way, fun. I can revisit the excitement of a new adventure. Help my characters grow and…

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Breaking the Curse

It has been a rough month. The black dog has been biting at my heels. Anxiety has cursed me with migraines. There have been a few highlights, including my talk for Critical Mass but, I must admit, the writing has been sporadic – at best. I can’t blame writer’s block; I am transcribing the handwritten…

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Of Curiosities, Updates and Blurbs

Chapters 11-15 are transcribed, with many edits and rewrites. 23171 words in ten days! Who’d have thunk it? It is a strange thing to read a first draft (scribbled in November’s NaNoWri, last year) and think did I write that? Gosh, so many adjectives dropped and repeats excised. I know I said I was going to…

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The One Where I Confess to Procrastination

This past week has been long and emotional. The muscles in my back and chest are screaming in protest, after coughing fits set off by smoke. I am due back to the doctor next week for a check up. It has taken all of my mental effort to get out of bed.  My manuscript has…

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