Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Post-Thanksgiving Post

Well, I didn’t make the NaNoWriMo challenge count goal of 50,000 new words added to the manuscript this month. Partially due to the scurrying about for Thanksgiving and some other issues, I made it only to 45,400 for the month … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

Traded jobs with Hubby today. So because of ferry delays I drove the 2 hours to fetch my mom and then 2 hours back home with her. Mr. Kat started the standing rib roast while I was on the road. … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 26

From the WiP: The room was clean, if sparsely furnished, and we settled into a pair of couches that sat at right angles near the back, overlooking the small garden through tall, Moorish arches. The heat of the day reflected … Continue reading

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The Last Warm Days of Dog

It’s getting chilly around here, but I managed to get a few more photos of Jack and Bella before even they don’t want to go outside. Here is Jack, keeping watch, while Bella looks for treats in the grass:

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ProgNote: November 25

From the WiP: “I was never a good church goer. I have a rough idea of what the nave, aisles, and altar are and beyond that, I’m a heretic.” “I never imagined I’d be pleased to have been a Catholic … Continue reading

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Site Archeology: Talking Turkey

Back in 2000 I had a little tiny website and I wrote this piece about Thanksgiving, so because a friend of mine is facing her first turkey roasting, I thought I’d repost it for her. Over the years, I’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Hard at Work (still)

Today’s word count got derailed by other issues and a very reassuring conversation with my agent. I’m still at it, but probably won’t make it to the 3,000 word goal tonight. But in the meantime here’s your excerpt for the … Continue reading

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Many Kinds of Progress

First off: Bella and Jack are getting on much better now that they can play together outside and get in trouble. They even joke around a bit. And Jack feels secure enough to sleep outside his crate (on my foot, … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 19

From the WIP: “Oh, Ben,” Mara said. “Don’t be pestering the woman already. There’re children starving in Spain, you know.” He looked at her and tried to appear contrite. “Are there? Are any of them black-haired Nixie-chasers?” “No!” Brian shouted … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 18

From the WiP: Soraia hopped to her feet with the alacrity that only the very young have. “OK,” she said and reached for her mother’s hand while I helped Quinton to his feet. “I’ll protect you and Martim from the … Continue reading

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Jackanapes, Co-Dependent Bear, and Things That Go *SPROING!*

Five minutes of Jack being very silly with “co-dependent bear” and a doorstop. (Yes, the bear says “I love you!” repeatedly.) This is why we call him “Jackanapes.”

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 15

From the WIP: I followed the trail through the next door into a larger room with three other doors along the far wall. The entire floor was covered in small bones, bleached or ragged with rotting flesh, sending up a … Continue reading

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