Monthly Archives: August 2014

balance baloney

I could see the end of this draft and wrote this ambitious schedule that had me through it by the end of September, when school starts up.  Now, there is NO REASON I can’t keep momentum in october, I’m just … Continue reading

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today’s sad joke

“you think you shit gold.” “you think anything you say should be written down.” it’s a joke about both ends.  sorry.

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magic, right? right?

what am I supposed to believe anyway when I have a scene about Dymphna the patron saint of the mentally ill, whose mad father is a pagan King, and then later– like years later not to mention 50 pages later– … Continue reading

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honorable

I remember interviewing someone for a fiction job at ucd and when asked who she liked to read other than contemporary stuff she couldn’t think of anyone except Jane Austen.  I actually think she was just blanking in an interview, … Continue reading

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bad idea

Had an imaginary political cartoon about a company that is like an eco-tourism company but it’s for political unrest.  They take you to where the riots are and put you up in a good hotel.   Etc. The most terrible … Continue reading

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outside

not getting outside as much as would probably make me feel good.  it was so pretty outside today and i took so long to put what i thought would be the right clothes on to sit on the balcony where … Continue reading

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reading report

read ben learner’s novel.  liked it a lot.  finished austerlitz– noted lines about magic.  p.172 for example “…I can see her… striking her forehead with the flat of her hand, and crying out, chanting the syllables one by one: I … Continue reading

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http://rhetoric.byu.edu

Maybe I can figure out how to finish my novel by picking from this. also, speaking of rhetoric, have been noticing how often the word “yet” is used in comment-stream debates or whatever they are, snark-festivals, arch-argument. also “please share … Continue reading

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in preparation

so far every book I write– and maybe it happens at some similar point in its development when I am past the part of being overwhelmed by its potential and on the to part of trying to make it do … Continue reading

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