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[personal profile] ruuger said: "I've seen a lot of people have make new year's resolutions about posting more often, or lamenting how LJ/DW have slowed down, so I decide to do somthing about it, namely:"

When you see this, make a post in your journal or in a community. It can be anything: a crosspost something you've posted on Tumblr, a few words about the last thing you read/watched, or just a "Hi, how is everyone?" Then go read your f-list and leave at least one comment.

Good solution.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Comparing Colors
Budgeting for Poetry
Writers Who Can Remember Freedom
Cherokee Language
Matching Games with Textures
Allbingo Invitation
Times in Lakota
Shadows in the Woods game
3D Printable Pasta


Currently I am compiling collections as year-end perks for my k-fans in the Poetry Fishbowl project.  I have the full-year and Frankenstein's Family ones done so far.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 6 with a theme of "Earn Your Happy Ending."


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.  "Stretched" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Danso deals with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been temperate here, but a cold snap is expected, so we did a bunch of wood hauling and splitting.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows and a female cardinal.  When the temperature drops, I bet more of them show up.  Also, I finally caught my witch hazel bush blooming.  Apparently it is the type that blooms at the beginning of winter instead of the end of winter.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
A New Species of Lizard
My Holiday Shopping
Emailing Tools
Weavesilk
Poetry Fishbowl Report from December 2, 2014
Is This Venue Accessible?
Cinderella's Slippers
Genprompt Bingo Card 12-17-14
Read "Chance Meeting" by Dialecticdreamer


The Holiday Poetry Sale has concluded. While it didn't go as well as some previous years, it has still posted a bunch of new poems, so check out the list for links to those. I don't have everything up yet; sold poems have been marked accordingly and will appear later in the week.

Winterfaire 2014 is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" has 5 verses left to reveal.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


We had great weather for our "longest night" bonfire yesterday, cold and clear with a light breeze.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male cardinals, and mourning doves.  They haven't been as interested during mild weather.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Maps That Never Happened
Unsold Poems from the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
Flash Paper Fireballs
Ancient Babylonian Music
BINGO: Row
"Dreidel" Song
Torture Pr0n
Native Holiday Carols
1000 Color Puzzle
Read "Private Chat" by Dialecticdreamer
What We Like in Writing/Reading
When You Can't Find an Audience
Parable of the Polygons
Popcorn Kittens
Indie Midlister
Stories by Lb_lee


The Holiday Poetry Sale will be running Monday, December 15-Sunday, December 21.

Winterfaire 2014 is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is a little more than half posted now.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


It's been cool and gray here.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male cardinals, mourning doves, and goldfinches on the thistle sock. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Holiday Music List
Read "Saraphina's Song" by Dialecticdreamer
Recipe: "Mashed Yams with Halva"
SF and Ferguson
Watch "Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters"
Read "Neighborhood Repair" by Dialecticdreamer
Worldbuilding Stop-Tropes


The Tuesday Poetry Fishbowl was a little slow but I got some good poems out of it.  There will be more of those posting soon. 

The theme poll is now live for fishbowls in early 2015.

Winterfaire 2014 is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is a little more than half posted now.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" is now complete.  Read about the aftermath of the game session as people discuss family dynamics.  "Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is gray and quiet.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, lots of male cardinals, mourning doves, and goldfinches on the thistle sock. We had a lovely esbat feast the other day, so I have turkey bones in the freezer for making stock later.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Holiday Lights in a Jar
Read "In the Market" by Dialecticdreamer
Call for Prompts: Come to the Kindathon (week-long call)
BINGO: special
New Crowdfunding Project: Dialecticdreamer
African Authors
Read "Over-wintering" by Dialecticdreamer
Lightsaber humor
Read "Tell Yourself You Fit" by Thebonesofferalletters
Rules to Break
Poem: "A Show of Faith"
Thanksgiving
Hard Things
Blackout Friday
Kaleidoscope Dancer

I posted several older poems in The Origami Mage recently: "tired traveler, busy city," "going to the ocean," and "friendship and enmity."

Winterfaire 2014 is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is about half posted now.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, December 2 with a theme of "games and fun."  Drop by my blogs then and leave me some prompts!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  There are many new verses, showing the game session and some personal discussion among Danso's family.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is calm and mild.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, and lots of goldfinches on the thistle sock. Also my witch hazel is blooming.  We got some firewood cut up, thanks to a friend coming out with a chainsaw.
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Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Peanut Butter Cookies
New Crowdfunding Project: Redeemer
Watch "Nebula"
Caveman Skills
Untapped Potential in SF
Trans Day of Remembrance: Yoilosh
Interview of Dialecticdreamer by Corvi
Goldfinches
Language on the Brain
Evil!Schrodinger in Action

The half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family sold all but one poem, woohoo!  Drop by the sale page and check the links to make sure you've seen all the new ones.  This series is over 35,000 words now and approaching the 40,000 threshold for novel length.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  There are nine new verses, in which Abigail and Danso talk about Nathaniel.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is blustery.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, dark-eyed juncos, male and female cardinals, and lots of goldfinches on the thistle sock. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Moment of Silence: Glen A. Larson
Poem: "The Antique Icebox"
Read "Finding the God in the Gate" by Zeeth_kyrah
Read "Zombie's Birthday" by Lb_lee
Read "The Genie" by Lb_lee
PoetTown on GoFundMe
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Universal Storytelling
Listen to a Comet
How to Kick a Guy in the Balls
Pears and Bread Pudding
Read "Patchwork Families" by Dialecticdreamer


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  Nathaniel's grandmother visits Danso's family to see her grandson.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


First snow!  Also it has snowed several times since then.  Very cold tonight, so there's a fire going.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, a male cardinal, and lots of goldfinches on the new thistle sock.  I saw the squirrel out gathering nuts.  I've restocked thistle seed and mixed seed for the feeders.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Space and Neurology
Urban Fantasy =/= Paranormal Romance
Pele's Island
Remember, Remember
Read "Clearing the Air" by Dialecticdreamer


The fishbowl went well, although the writing was sloooowwww this time. See the unsold poetry list.  The general fund poll is also open.


Poetry in Microfunding:
None at the moment!  Everything is eligible to be opened for microfunding.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is cool and windy.  Currently blooming: marigolds, sweet alyssum.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, a male cardinal, and lots of goldfinches on the new thistle sock.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Read "Halo" by Chanter_greenie
Zombie Story Available
An Idea for Voter Suppression Protest
Science Bingo Fest
The Future, Seen from the Past
Colors of Blood
Tactile Sensitivity Resources


The Polychrome Heroics half-price sale sold out!  Woohoo!  Click the link to see all the new poems.  It also kind of got tangled around a lot of other things going on, so I cleared out the balance of the two open epics as well.

See Garden of Repose for a memorial of this year's beloved dead.  Our Samhain ritual went pretty well, all things considered.

Our houseguests have returned home.  I'm slightly less swamped under major additional demands.  But tomorrow's the fishbowl already, so who knows when I'll actually be able to dig through the backlog.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, November 4 with a theme of "winning without defeating anyone."  That's also election day, so the fishbowl may start a little later while we go do damage control.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Lotus Warriors" is now complete.  See how tired people save the world!  "Climbing Rocks" is now complete.  Brenda and Darrel deal with the rock monster.  As there are no open epics, anything is eligible for microfunding in tomorrow's fishbowl.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has turned chilly and blustery.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, lantana.  I've seen the squirrel again.  Birdfeeders have been filled, and I saw sparrows and a mourning dove in the fly-through feeder. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Poem: "Nancy Stories"
Poem: "Mad Scientesses"
Read "Safe Within These Walls" by Thebonesofferalletters
Poem: "Inside the Lines"
Today's Yardening: Daffodils
Poem: "The Sounds You Can't Unhear"
Trailer for "Tant de Forets"
Poem: "Pulling the Strings"
Read "Little Witches" by Alexconall
Poem: "Finding the Tears"
Poem: "Climbing the Family Tree"
Pan de Muerto de Chocolate
Poem: "Simple as a Glass of Chocolate"
Poem: "Shifting Perceptions Without a Clutch"
Poem: "Bending Forks"
Poem: "Nancy's Kids"
When Not to Extend a Scene
Today's Yardening: Daffodils
Trust in Media
Validation Therapy


The Polychrome Heroics sale is SOLD OUT!  Woohoo!  That's a ton of poetry.  Some of the sponsored ones have been posted, but I still have a lot left to do and that's going to sprawl out over time.  Please be patient and continue to watch for new poems to appear. 

On the bright side, I finished a draft of my last Llewellyn article for the year.  Just need to get that polished and submitted, then it's one more project off my desk.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Lotus Warriors" is science fiction about an alien invasion, the Resistance against which is led by people with chronic fatigue syndrome.  In my writing, ANYONE can be a hero!  "Climbing Rocks" belongs to the series P.I.E.  Brenda and Darrel face off against a rock monster.  "What a Precious Privilege" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It features Stan and Lawrence working out their relationship the morning after Lawrence was sick.  It is fully funded,  but not fully posted yet.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been lovely here.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, lantana.  Green fruit: pears. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Plot Patterns Illustrated
The Evolution of Food
Read "Spinward" by Dialecticdreamer
Writing Aliens
Inspirograph
Read "Clearing the Air" by Dialecticdreamer


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this past weekend.  Four things were written to my prompts, and I wrote five poems, one of which is posted as the freebie.  Click the link to find the posted ones.

This week there is a half-price sale (or quarter-price if you spend $100+) in Polychrome Heroics.  Watch for sponsored poetry to appear!

Poetry News talks about my attempts, with help from some fans, to organize the Polychrome Heroics material.  Feedback is still welcome, and it's helping.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" is now complete; see what happens to Brenda and Darrel at the police station.  "The Lotus Warriors" is science fiction about an alien invasion, the Resistance against which is led by people with chronic fatigue syndrome.  In my writing, ANYONE can be a hero!  "Climbing Rocks" belongs to the series P.I.E.  Brenda and Darrel face off against a rock monster.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "The Science of Madness" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather was cold last week, but more pleasant now.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia.  Green fruit: pears, apples. I've seen the squirrel more often.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Watch an excerpt of "Seder Masochism" by Nina Paley
Poem: "Water Colors"
Read "Corporation Sues Man" by Dialecticdreamer
Recipes: African Feast
Moment of Silence: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Read "Shifting Perspective" by Dialecticdreamer
Poem: "firefly feast"


Last week's fishbowl went well. Polling for perks is still in progress; you can vote on the free epic poem until this evening.

Based on an audience poll, there will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics running October 20-26.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" belongs to the series P.I.E.  There are ten new verses; see Brenda and Darrel make it back to the police station.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been chilly and intermittently damp.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "The Consequences of Anger"
Steven Pinker on Grammar
Today's Yardening: Seeds
Worldbuilding Flaws
Read "Shifting Perspective" by Dialecticdreamer
Tonight at Fieldhaven
Walking the Talk
Today's Yardening: Flowerbeds
Flawed Science
Envisioning the Future
Read "A Rescue, of Sorts" by Aldersprig
Read "With a Bow" in Torn World
Today's Yardening: Daffodils
How to Let Go of Things
The New Thor
Today's Yardening: Seeds
Hard Things
Interview of me by Diane Severson Mori
"Necessary Conversations" is now complete


There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, October 7 with a theme of "mad science."  Please drop by and give me prompts, or watch for the poetry to start appearing.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" belongs to the series P.I.E.  There are three new verses; see Brenda and Darrel try to navigate a wheelchair through the forest.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is turning cold, and we've had some rain.  We lit the woodstove for the first time this past week.  I've finished planting the wildflower seeds I was given, and the iris, although I still have some daffodils left.  Currently blooming: echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, morning glories.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 

Hard Things

Oct. 1st, 2014 02:10 pm
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Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Pulling It Backward"
Kink and Fiction
Read "woven with words" by Thebonesofferalletters
Read "a tale to read on screen" by Thebonesofferalletters
Box Elder Bugs
Enjoy an interview of me by Diane Severson Mori
Bi Visibility
Hoop Dancing

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" belongs to the series P.I.E.  This time it is Darrel's job, rather than Brenda's, which gets them in trouble.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is cooler here and has been dry.  Corn harvest is underway and some of the soybeans too.  My father gave me a whole bunch of mixed daffodil bulbs to plant, along with a few iris.  Currently blooming: echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, morning glories.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
How to Start a Webserial
The First Law
PTSD Is Like


The September 16, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl went well. The general fund poll from that is currently running and will close tonight, so go vote if you haven't already done so.

The September Crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this past weekend. See my gather post for what I wrote and what people wrote from my prompts.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Straight as an Arrow" is now complete.  Lawrence and Stan make progress in their relationship.  "Pitfalls" belongs to the series P.I.E.  This time it is Darrel's job, rather than Brenda's, which gets them in trouble.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is still cool here, with occasional rain.  The summer flowers are dying back.  Corn harvest is underway.  I bought the first tulip bulbs to plant, and hope to get those in the ground this afternoon.  Currently blooming: echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, morning glories.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read a Poem by Bookblather
Finally Got My Bingo Banner
Read "Return to Sender" by Lb_lee
Poetry Fishbowl Report for September 2, 2014
Amish Technology
Read "Fealty" by Clare_dragonfly
Unsold Poems from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
Halloween Bingo Fest Card 9-11-14
Disabilities in F&SF
Poem: "Look Both Ways"
Read "Necessary Conversations" by Dialecticdreamer


There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, September 16 in the series P.I.E.  Come give me prompts about urban fantasy, private investigation, disability, and romance that isn't stupid.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Cat May Look at a Queen" is now complete.  See the resolution of conflict at the alchemy ball.  "Wiser Than the Sons of Men" opened and closed very quickly; this is a Polychrome Heroics poem about Dr. Infanta and the Undertaker in the aftermath of a battle.  "Straight as an Arrow" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lawrence and Stan are studying together at Stan's house, and thinking about their relationship.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is trending cooler here, and today is rainy.  Currently blooming: echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, morning glories.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 
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 My Dreamwidth account is about to expire in a day or two.  If anyone has points you're not using, I could put them to good use here.  

EDIT: Thanks to [personal profile] nanila for two months of paid time.  And to [personal profile] dialecticdreamer for six. *happydance*  I'm good for a while now!

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