Uncharted

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This song has been earworming around my head all day and now it has inspired a story snippet. Don’t know where it will go, and of course it’s fantasy. Just recording it here for motivation.

We were in uncharted territory now. The tales and fishwives said the witch could be found beyond the borders of the world, and we had passed the last marker of the great King’s odyssey leagues ago. The fishwives also told us we were courting insanity by leaving what we knew, but finding a hypothetical witch was better than dying, so we walked off the edge of the map.

something learned

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More pithiness from Neil Gaiman. Gotta reread American Gods sometime.

…I saved the document on the computer, and I realised I’d finished writing a book.
I wondered what I’d learned, and found myself remembering something Gene Wolfe had told me, six months earlier. “You never learn how to write a novel,” he said. “You just learn how to write the novel that you’re writing.”

This housing search has really put a crimp in my reading and writing schedule. I’ve only read 4 books this month so far, and I don’t think I’ve done any writing at all. I know I had some ideas, though…hopefully they’ll wait until figure out my living situation. And when I have a house…maybe I’ll have a dedicated writing room. Here’s hoping.

oddities

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Got an email from Friere Jesus today. mmm, spam.
Also cleaning out a smelly freezer. Joy.
But the over-priced Josh Groban CD that I got from Hallmark last night was worth it. Even if only for one song. Or two.
It makes me sad to realize that I haven’t written a word of T6R since January. Nothing saved to a file, anyway. There are all sorts of notes and things written on my last hard copy. So if I lose my bag, I’m SOL. But there are other things on my mind. Soon, I hope, I’ll have some time to devote to writing.

(Listening to Josh Groban’s With You)

Voracious

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So I started the tenth book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series on monday night. I finished it last night at about 1:30 am. So that’s two books since friday. Man, I couldn’t get enough. I was just a little disappointed at the ending of the tenth book, but if I tell you why I’d ruin it for you. But damn, getting there was great. I don’t know when the next book comes out and the website hasn’t been updated for a while. I’ll have to wait till paperback though. Did I tell you how much I detest buying hardcover books?
I bought the entire series so far last night. Now I have all ten smile We’ll see how long it takes me to get through all of them.
See, this is why I started rereading the Lord of the Rings in September; I knew there would be other books occupying my time occasionally. This way I’ll always have something to read smile
It was a good day at work. There were bands in my PCR. This is a good thing, smile and nod. And vote for my site! Come on, I’m in last place *sniff*
Good night, all… ce’arra *in case you’re wondering, I want to write even more now cause Laurell K Hamilton lives in St. Louis. I want to be just like her smile Hope my writing gives people shivers like hers does to me.