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Sweltering Tuesday

14th August 2012 | 0 Comments

[Hands on Keyboard: August 14, 2012] There are two weeks out of the entire year where SoCal is not the paradise advertised. Sometimes they happen in July. Sometimes in September. This year it is August and I want to die. These last couple of weeks I’ve spent a lot of time buried deep in the [...]

Acknowledging Tuesday

19th June 2012 | 1 Comment

[Hands on Keyboard: June 19, 2012] Pardon my meanderings. I have massage therapy brain. So. I wrote a book. I finished at 87,890 words on June 16 at 2am. It took six weeks. I cannot stress enough how this was not an edit of Chrysalis where I changed a few sentences or added a few new scenes. I completely [...]

Rewriting Tuesday’s History

21st February 2012 | 0 Comments

[Hands on Keyboard: February 21] I have become spoiled by my good health. Not too many years ago, I was constantly sick, which mean I was used to living in an uncomfortable world. When that changed, I was shocked at how wonderful just a normal level of health felt. Then I got used to it. [...]

Obviously Tuesday

31st January 2012 | 1 Comment

(Hands on Keyboard: January 31) Every once in a while I get smacked in the face with something so obvious, I’ve been blinded by it. It always makes me see stars. This week, my youngest sister did the smacking. You’re awesome, she said, because no one is making you do this. It never occurred to me [...]

Tuesday’s New Beginning

25th January 2012 | 2 Comments

(Hands on Keyboard: January 24) This week was a bit of a whirlwind. My struggle against the first few chapters of Chrysalis had not been going well. I’d attacked my notes and new outline but it wasn’t working. I was gradually coming to the conclusion that I needed to completely rewrite the beginning. That is an awful [...]

Taking Control of Tuesday

17th January 2012 | 0 Comments

(Hands on Keyboard: January 17, 2012) I finally mapped out the Way of the Turtle. Take a look! and comment… >.> Last week I challenged myself to read through the first five chapters of Chrysalis and take notes. I am happy to report that I did just that. I had to Turtle my way through it and it’s [...]

The Way of the Turtle

13th January 2012 | 6 Comments

In life, there are many paths, all leading to far off destinations, so we must all find our own way. This is mine. The Hare and the Tortoise as told by Aesop [1] The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. “I have never yet been beaten,” said he, “when I put [...]

Turtle-ing through Tuesday

10th January 2012 | 0 Comments

(Hands on Keyboard Post: January 10) One day, I will map out the Way of the Turtle. Today is not this day. It wasn’t until I was looking at my work count (and doing some fancy division) I realized I had a very successful first week of 2012. I wrote 4368 words on a new project, [...]

Loving Tuesday

4th January 2012 | 0 Comments

(My First HoK Post of 2012!) It probably speaks to something disturbingly pathological that reclaiming Tuesdays brings me so much joy. As with many things, I blame Buffy. Well. Brooke really set the stage yesterday with her awesome statistics. I will attempt to mirror her and perhaps continue her trend for our first week of 2012. Last year [...]

Holding the News Until Friday

2nd December 2011 | 2 Comments

(Friday is the Make-Up Day in HoK and this week I decided to use it) I really don’t know why They decided to put National Novel Writing Month in November. It contains five days worth of distracting turkey, family, and pie. The only worse month to chose would be December, in which there are more distractions [...]