Thursday, December 31, 2009

From Twitter 12-30-2009

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

From Twitter 12-26-2009

  • 13:35:44: I love blog planning. I have another Book Byte up my sleeve.
  • 13:36:38: Also, PyrateCon in New Orleans sounds really fun ^_^
  • 14:08:42: Also, Pyrate as in misspelling the name of seafaring thieves. Not the mineral ^_^
  • 14:09:22: Happy 501st tweet, me!

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Friday, December 25, 2009

From Twitter 12-24-2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

From Twitter 12-23-2009

  • 01:03:33: Writing book is going well. New ideas are good. Gathering more interesting topics to blog about...
  • 19:10:48: Oh, Retweeting, you are my friend. I don't really have a lot to say right now...things are progressing slowly, but progressing!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

From Twitter 12-22-2009

  • 01:41:00: So cool. Good insight. RT AdviceToWriters: “A character has his own logic”: #fiction #writetip #writchat
  • 11:37:50: Sounds fun ^_^ RT TipsForWriters: Visit a local library. Look for the encyclopaedias. Open a volume. You might get a great idea from it.
  • 13:59:28: RT @copyblogger On Dying, Mothers, and Fighting for Your Ideas

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Monday, December 21, 2009

From Twitter 12-20-2009

  • 10:17:13: Really cute clip of Maddy Gaiman interviewing her dad, @neilhimself. Love hearing a/b lives/thoughts of other writers
  • 20:10:54: Oh, you [can't avoid crazies.] Most everyone's mad here. You may have noticed...
    ɟ1ǝsʎɯ ǝɹǝɥʇ 11ɐ ʇou ɯ,ı ʇɐɥʇ
  • 20:16:43: *cough* *cough*
  • 23:00:00: Amazing. RT AdviceToWriters: The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ~ Albert Einstein (via @TheWritersDen)
  • 23:00:35: RT @TheWritersDen: Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
    - Edward Lytton
  • 23:00:55: RT @TheWritersDen: A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. ~ Richard Bach
  • 23:01:06: RT @TheWritersDen: I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~ James Michener
  • 23:02:28: @TheWritersDen is tweeting some of my all-time favorite writing quotes tonight!
  • 23:07:16: RT TheWritersDen Biting my truant pen, beating myself 4 spite: "Fool!" said my muse 2 me, "look in thy heart, and write." ~Sir Philip Sidney
  • 23:09:08: Research update: limestone and members of the Corvidae family. Fun stuff ^_^
  • 23:14:34: "Incredible. Get published!" RT WritingSpirit: What 3 words sum up your writing experience of 2009, and hopes for 2010? #ThreeWordsForYou
  • 23:15:05: RT TheWritersDen: If a book comes from the heart, it will continue to reach other hearts. ~ Thomas Carlyle

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

From Twitter 12-19-2009

  • 10:53:36: Still snowing! ^_^ I'm glad I have nowhere to go.
  • 10:55:40: Life can't really ever defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. ~ Edna Ferber
  • 10:56:11: Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore! ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • 11:04:47: RT @Quotes4Writers: "Write about it by day and dream about it by night." E B White
  • 11:06:27: Thanks for the #FF, @Jezaebel & @aliya_leigh !
  • 21:56:15: Updated my website with new graphics & buttons!
  • 21:58:44: Watching the Wizard of Oz. Classic :D

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

From Twitter 12-18-2009

  • 15:35:31: It looks so wintery out there. Looks like snow! ^_^
  • 15:42:59: Still editing. Fun Christmas festivities tend to take up most of my time these days.
  • 17:21:50: It's snowing! Yay!
  • 22:10:10: The snow falls, piling up in heavy drifts, silently.
  • 22:10:43: Always been amazed at how snow can sneak up on you. You can't hear it falling like rain or hail. You look out the window & it surprises you
  • 22:34:03: RT @AdviceToWriters: I sometimes lose interest in the characters and get much more interested in the trees and animals.
    #f ...

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Monday, December 14, 2009

From Twitter 12-13-2009

  • 22:53:25: Exhaustion makes it hard to write. Z_Zzzzz...
  • 22:55:36: Also, this is a wee bit late, but thanks for the Follow Fridays!
  • 23:20:04: RT @Quotes4Writers: “Stuf urself fullo storys, novls. ive nevr hada dryspell inmy life b/c I feed mself well.” Bradbury
  • 23:21:53: @dannyson1 I didn't know it worked kinda like Wikipedia!
  • 23:42:00: Take a peek at my Goodreads profile! Goodreads is such a cool site! Keep track of all the books you read easily!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

From Twitter 12-12-2009

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

From Twitter 12-08-2009

  • 23:50:45: Finally watching "Realms of the Unreal" about reclusive writer & artist Henry Darger. So amazing and bittersweet.
  • 23:54:46: It's stirring to think what a rich inner life someone can lead, but where's the fun if you have no one to share it with?

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Monday, December 7, 2009

From Twitter 12-06-2009

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

From Twitter 12-05-2009

  • 09:52:10: A new story timeline means a new calendar to keep the days straight!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

From Twitter 12-02-2009

  • 08:49:57: @scablander Yes! I am! Might not get around to it right away, but tag me!
  • 08:50:31: RT @TipsForWriters: The "Holidays" shouldn't be an excuse to procrastinate. Find the time to write. #writers
  • 08:55:32: RT @AdviceToWriters: Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder.R.CHANDLER
  • 08:56:04: RT @Quotes4Writers: "How vain is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live!" Henry David Thoreau
  • 08:59:44: RT @AdviceToWriters: Quote of the Day-“Things Keep Knotting Up”: #fiction #novel #writing
  • 09:36:51: Hmm..interesting little post on "The Twitter Effect on Blogging"

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Monday, November 30, 2009

From Twitter 11-29-2009

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

From Twitter 11-28-2009

  • 21:38:47: Praise relished and critiques noted. Back to the editing table! ^_^
  • 21:44:24: For my novel, that is. The first one.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From Twitter 11-24-2009

  • 11:25:52: Found a great site about Victorian England in my webcomic research. Good for basic info!
  • 11:26:24: Webcomic takes place in Victorian England, btw. (@Wendell_Howe, if I need help, maybe I could consult you?)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

From Twitter 11-23-2009

  • 11:02:12: Making plans for a webcomic mini series! Webcomic writers, are there any unspoken rules I should know about ^_^? (other than have a cushion)
  • 11:35:14: RT @TheWritersDen: Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful 2 think a/b writing. Heather Armstrong
  • 11:35:35: RT @TheWritersDen: Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' ~ Jeff Mallett
  • 11:38:26: RT @TheWritersDen: There's always something to write about. If there's not then you need to live life more aggressively. ~ Min Kim

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Friday, November 20, 2009

From Twitter 11-19-2009

  • 11:06:14: My ideas always seem to hit when I'm supposed to be focusing on other things. Little rebels, they are. ^_^

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

From Twitter 11-17-2009

  • 17:51:47: @cbrett60 Thanks for the #followfriday!
  • 17:54:38: @scablander HAHA! Yeah, I try to make my interviewees comfortable. Besides, what would I do with Wendell's immortal soul anyway?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

From Twitter 11-16-2009

  • 13:42:13: RT @LKHamilton: My muse & I love rain, some storms, autumn, winter, sunshine, ocean views, lakes, water in gen. & looking out @ trees/woods.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

From Twitter 11-15-2009

  • 12:30:15: Reading webcomics always inspires me to try and start one of my own

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

From Twitter 11-10-2009

  • 13:47:01: RT @AdviceToWriters: There r many reasons y novelists write but theyall have onething in common: a need 2create an alternative world.FOWLES
  • 16:47:26: RT @realjohngreen: RT @royhobbson Finally, #attentiondeficit gets recognized. It's a cruel illness that [OMG] THESE COOKIES ARE DELIGHTFUL!
  • 17:28:22: A fairy tale bookworm romance:

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

From Twitter 11-09-2009

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

From Twitter 11-06-2009

  • 19:52:06: I need to find the heart of Book 2.
  • 19:56:01: RT @AdviceToWriters: Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. ERICA JONG
  • 23:08:27: RT @Quotes4Writers: “The more particular, the more specific you are, the more universal you are.” Nancy Hale
  • 23:24:09: @Wendell_Howe Good call, sir!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

From Twitter 11-05-2009

  • 19:15:13: @scablander Talking to him! Thanks for your help!
  • 21:08:28: RT @TheWritersDen: When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela
  • 21:35:16: RT @TheWritersDen: Its impossible 2 discourage the real writers - they dont give a damn what u say, theyre going to write. ~ Sinclair Lewis

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

From Twitter 11-04-2009

  • 01:23:22: RT @AdviceToWriters: RT @Quotes4Writers: "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." Jules Renard
  • 23:52:59: I REALLY want to have Blackmore's Night's "Village Lanterne" play at the end of the movie version of my book someday...
  • 23:59:11: @scablander Hii! I want to make a Storycasting page for my book. Did you have to get a special author account to do yours?

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

From Twitter 11-03-2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

From Twitter 11-02-2009

  • 12:44:51: I feel like Pollack, splashing paint all over the page, except with abstract painting there is no grammar or bad wording to fear. #NaNoWriMo
  • 12:49:48: Guerrilla-writing mode, where I get in, spray bullets, toss grenade to do some damage, ANY damage! Not pretty, but effective #NaNoWriMo
  • 12:51:09: This draft is a spent-a-week-camping-with-no-showers-and-fell-in-the-mud-and-had-to-hike-60miles-home rough draft. #NaNoWriMo
  • 12:51:52: Feeling rather abstract and figurative in my choppy thoughts today...
  • 16:08:47: Make that "Pollock." Oops!
  • 17:48:04: BLOGS: My tweet stream is moving: My response:
  • 18:34:01: I am SO glad that blog reorganizing thing is done. I am wiped. Food time XP
  • 18:49:16: The moon is amazingly bright and beautiful tonight. It's as bright as a street light!
  • 20:04:15: Time to study Australian history!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

From Twitter 11-01-2009

  • 16:36:43: Getting a late start on #nanowrimo, and finishing Dracula rental
  • 19:04:04: @DavidRozansky What sort of books are you looking for, genre-wise?
  • 20:13:57: Passed up daily #NaNoWriMo quota after a few hours, and I think it's time for an ice cream break

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

From Twitter 10-31-2009

  • 10:51:22: Happy Halloveen to alllll!!! And a Merry #NaNoWriMo!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

From Twitter 10-30-2009

  • 15:33:17: The wind rustles through the trees, the sky is overcast, and the leaves swirl over the ground. Something wickedly fun this way comes!
  • 16:00:12: Heard a cat yowling repeatedly last night. It was really creepy...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

From Twitter 10-28-2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

From Twitter 10-27-2009

  • 23:02:33: @scablander Yes! That would be fun! You should post it in Nov. :D
  • 23:03:31: AFK with guest all weekend, so will catch up on twitter later!
  • 23:05:17: Tried outlining #NaNoWriMo story, and kept hitting a wall. I am either too tired, or just want to let the characters play around w/no plan

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

From Twitter 10-26-2009

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

From Twitter 10-23-2009

  • 14:50:06: Feel very productive, and now listening to my Halloween playlist as the sun plays hide and seek behind the clouds.
  • 14:50:55: NEW BLOG: Is it November yet?
  • 14:55:25: Bach's Toccata & Fugue in Dm. On the organ. Oh yes... #Halloweenmusic
  • 14:56:21: @AmandaPalmer is an amazing musician and her tweets express such exuberance and all sorts of juicy tidbits #followfriday
  • 15:29:01: @JeffMeyerson What was?
  • 16:02:56: @JeffMeyerson That's all right! Yes, there definitely are more in October, I am just excited about #NaNoWriMo :D
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Twitter 10-21-2009

  • 10:47:47: RT @dannyson1: @Wendell_Howe I must say that was the most awesome Tea Party I ever attended IN THE FUTURE! / I second that!
  • 10:51:05: @neilhimself Sounds like a full day!
  • 11:18:06: RT @AdviceToWriters: Some things can only be said in fiction, but that doesn't mean they aren't true. AARON LATHAM #fiction #writechat
  • 11:18:38: RT @AdviceToWriters: If they didn't pay me, I'd do it for nothing. LAUREL GOLDMAN #writer #writing #writechat
  • 17:57:46: RT @JoelHeffner: Writing a little each day is good for your mental health. / I should take this advice!
  • 23:51:23: @88letters ~ Thanks for following me on blogger! Look forward to catching your tweet feed!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From Twitter 10-20-2009

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From Twitter 10-19-2009

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Monday, October 19, 2009

From Twitter 10-18-2009 (Temporal Tea)

  • 15:29:30: Book Two ideas are flowing...BLOG:
  • 15:30:04: Haha, story of my writing life...RT @Quotes4Writers: “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” Jane Austen
  • 15:31:46: RT @AdviceToWriters: Writing is its own reward.HENRY MILLER
    #writing #writechat #writetip
  • 15:44:20: #TemporalTea Just showed up...and saw myself from when I went on #TemporalTues. Well, self, have fun XP Gonna get out b4 I see...myself
  • 15:44:59: What an incandescently beautiful day! Haven't had a lovely like this in a while!
  • 15:47:19: (me from #TemporalTues) Hi, @Wendell_Howe! Ooh, is that coyote jerky? Nice slideshow, btw!
  • 15:47:39: RT @Wendell_Howe: Hello @puelladocta Nice to see you...goodbye. #temporaltea
  • 15:47:48: RT @Wendell_Howe: Oh dear I think @puelladocta got caught in a time loop. I hate when that happens. #temporaltea
  • 15:49:28: (from #TemporalTues) @Wendell_Howe, I might be going crazy, but...I could have sworn...did you just see two of me?
  • 15:54:39: RT @Wendell_Howe: @puelladocta Yes, I did see two of you. Have some tea. It's good for Time Paradoxes. #temporaltea #temporalTues
  • 15:57:29: @Wendell_Howe (from #TemporalTues) Oh dear heavens. *slurps* That was weird. But man, seeing myself from outside, I look good! #temporaltea
  • 16:10:12: (from #TemporalTues) @Wendell_Howe Aww! Well, my newer self probably has more ideas about my second novel. Lucky pants. #temporaltea
  • 17:09:21: Also, oh my gosh...the ideas are flowing so fast now! Not sure if I will use all of them, but OH my gosh, wow...
  • 18:54:29: @Wendell_Howe Uh Oh! I'll help! *helps clean for however long it takes* AH! There we go! It was a pleasure, sir! Lovely party! #TemporalTea
  • 19:18:25: @mousewords It's okay, technically I came by twice and nothing happened! #TemporalTea #TemporalTues
  • 19:32:30: @Wendell_Howe #temporaltea Yessir!
  • 19:55:55: RT @ZAmmi: *enthusiastically joins in* RT @mousewords: *a round of applause for @Scablander & @Wendell_Howe 4 today's fabulous #TemporalTea*
  • 22:34:18: @scablander Sadly, no one has sent me any! But I put a few more of my own on the question list I sent you.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

From Twitter 10-17-2009

  • 10:07:00: Bought some new #Blackmore'sNight songs off of iTunes. They are AWESOME! #music - The Village Lanterne - Blackmore's Night
  • 10:34:27: Quotes on criticism and the publishing world: &
  • 10:40:57: @Wendell_Howe You're so modest, Wendell :D
  • 10:48:17: RT @Wendell_Howe: I got an email today. C.A.Nelson wants to do an interview with me! My, an interview without a Compliance Disk & Enforcers.
  • 10:48:41: RT @Wendell_Howe: If you can think of any questions you would like Ms. Nelson to ask me, please tweet them to @puelladocta before Monday.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

From Twitter 10-16-2009

  • 12:31:47: @Wendell_Howe Hi Wendell! To spice up our interview, what are some more unusual questions I could ask? (Not crude or anything! Fear not)
  • 12:35:46: @Wendell_Howe Ooooh! Scandalous!
  • 12:38:18: I'm already excited for my blog entry about @scablander, including my interview with @Wendell_Howe!
  • 13:50:35: Hmmm...very good point. RT @AdviceToWriters: U dont want 2B a celebrity. It cuts ur privacy...
  • 13:52:03: RT @AdviceToWriters: ...& a writer needs some sense of blending in & being a witness. JOHN UPDIKE
  • 21:21:47: @Wendell_Howe Uh oh. Wendell...that sounds awful close...
  • 21:23:36: RT @Quotes4Writers: “What I adore is supreme professionalism. I’m bored by writers who can write only when it’s raining.” Noel Coward
  • 21:34:22: @scablander Hmm...what do you think? Maybe say I'll just pick the best ones?
  • 21:55:51: @Wendell_Howe Why are you going back to Amherst just 800 years later?
  • 22:00:45: BAYBAAAYYY! RT @TheWritersDen: Night time is the Write time.
  • 22:28:08: @Wendell_Howe Heehee! That makes sense! And I'd hope you like it :D
  • 23:13:51: Thanks for the #FollowFriday, @TheWritersDen!
  • 23:15:34: RT @TheWritersDen: Every tweet that has #beatcancer today raises money for cancer research; they're going for world record! Please RT
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Friday, October 16, 2009

From Twitter 10-15-2009

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

From Twitter 10-14-2009 (Temporal Tues. meeting Prof. Wendell Howe)

  • 18:10:55: Oh wow. My brain has been to full to even think about #TemporalTues. Well, maybe just one....
  • 18:11:51: #TemporalTues Set date and time to make it to @Wendel_Howe's birthday. I hope dress pants, long sleeve top and wrap sweater will fit fashion
  • 18:12:58: #TemporalTues Okay, maybe not birthday, but I'm not quite sure of the occasion. There's his office! Lots of glass windows....
  • 18:16:11: #TemporalTues I hope they don't have too many old janitor closets-turned offices! I need to get back in time for supper. Just a quick visit.
  • 18:16:40: #TemporalTues I ran into the janitor. He looked rather bored, but pointed me in the right direction.
  • 18:17:25: #TemporalTues Ah! People huddled around a tiny room, chatting with cups of tea in hand. Found it!
  • 18:18:24: #TemporalTues I'm actually giddy! I feel like I'm about to meet rock star!
  • 18:18:53: (wow, my grammar is awful right now. I must be really tired...)
  • 18:19:57: #TemporalTues Eeee! There he is at his desk. And he's pouring the tea himself! What a gentleman! Squeezing through the crowd to get to him
  • 18:27:49: #TemporalTues OH MY GOSH! @Wendell_Howe is awesome! Seemed quite pleased I had joined him from the past. Had to add cream & sugar 2 my tea
  • 18:29:36: #TemporalTues @Wendell_Howe and I chatted for a while, mostly him telling me a/b future. I kept wondering if he was going to interview me...
  • 18:54:14: #TemporalTues That was AWESOME. I need to visit the future more often! Hope I'll have a chance to chat with you more, @Wendell_Howe!
  • 18:57:14: @scablander HEE! Are you Prof. Howe's alter-ego? Awesome! More than happy to oblige!
  • 18:59:23: #TemporalTues Highlights of convo w/ @Wendell_Howe. He told me people still listened to the Beatles & Tolkien was cannonized.
  • 19:00:37: #TemporalTues He also told me that no one remembered Twilight or Lady Gaga or Ugg Boots anymore. Just temporal anthropologists do.
  • 19:01:53: #TemporalTues But people still pilgrimage to visit big exhibits on Elvis and Michael Jackson, whose original homes are long gone.
  • 19:03:08: #TemporalTues I also had him do me a favor: send a friend of mine a letter from the future. That will blow my friend's mind! ^_^ So much fun
  • 19:03:35: @Wendell_Howe Ah, yes, it did end up being your birthday. I wasn't sure :D
  • 19:08:30: Book Byte Blog: Chris Carlton Brown & book Hoppergrass
  • 19:18:27: @Wendell_Howe Well, it was at least a cozy number 12-15! I won't tell anyone! ^_^
  • 21:39:33: #TemporalTuesday Took a quick jaunt back to @Wendell_Howe 's tea party. Very small group, black currant tea, scones, lovely conversation
  • 21:41:23: @puelladocta #TemporalTues Apparently overshot the tea party by a few months! >.< But two tea parties in one night, how lovely!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

From Twitter 10-13-2009

  • 18:56:36: *wonders* Anyone know a reliable, legit way to make money by blogging?
  • 20:46:43: @JeffMeyerson Thank you so much! Also, I agree about procrastinating! (Sorry I didn't reply sooner!)
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From Twitter 10-12-2009

  • 14:34:14: Editing! Finally! My muse must be starting to wake up.
  • 22:09:27: Good thing I have to remember. RT @AdviceToWriters: Teach yourself to work in uncertainty.BERNARD MALAMUD
  • 22:25:53: @LKHamilton CONGRATS!!!
  • 22:44:43: @LKHamilton So what happens next? I finished my book and now I am editing hardcore. What is your next step?
  • 22:52:08: @Wendell_Howe Hi! I'm from 2009. How can I attend?
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Monday, October 12, 2009

From Twitter 10-11-2009

  • 09:50:53: RT @Quotes4Writers: RT @cjwriter I'll strt nxt novel whenI'm frustrated& halfway through ths 1. Then I'll lose intrest &wnt finish either :)
  • 09:51:55: RT @TheWritersDen: ~ Writing is like a vampire; it needs your blood to keep living. ~
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

From Twitter 10-09-2009

  • 11:52:33: SO insightful! RT @AdviceToWriters: Quote of the Day: “Be careful how you introduce your characters...”
  • 15:12:53: Getting excited about the Southern Book Festival tomorrow!
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Friday, October 9, 2009

From Twitter 10-08-2009

  • 10:05:55: @nrwick You can do it! Push for it!
  • 15:40:23: Man, I hope I can get editing done today. No more procrastinating!
  • 21:01:18: RT @TheWritersDen: All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (yeah, me too!)
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

From Twitter 10-07-2009

  • 18:03:12: New Blog about #NaNoWriMo:
  • 18:11:13: less than a month. *faints*
  • 18:17:05: "I am all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - Solomon Short
  • 18:28:21: All novels are experimental. ANTHONY BURGESS #fiction #novel #writing
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

From Twitter 10-06-2009

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

From Twitter 10-05-2009

  • 21:00:24: Having a hard time being motivated to edit. Seems I must edit sans motivation.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

From Twitter 10-04-2009

  • 17:29:05: The rain is back. Lovely excuse to stay indoors and edit ^_^
  • 17:29:56: LOL! RT @AdviceToWriters: It takes a heap of loafing to write a book.GERTRUDE STEIN
  • 18:41:02: Oooh. Deep. RT @AdviceToWriters: A novel is like a bow, and the violin that produces the sound is the reader's soul.STENDHAL
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

From Twitter 10-03-2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

From Twitter 10-01-2009

  • 21:24:31: Started editing at the kitchen table. Want to start showing it to editor friends.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

From Twitter 09-30-2009

  • 09:57:35: RT @AdviceToWriters: If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.TONI MORRISON
  • 22:54:14: #music Ghost of a Rose - Blackmore's Night. New favorite! Sweeping and touching.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

From Twitter 09-29-2009

  • 09:27:44: Trying to finish up Chapter 25 today! So close!!!
  • 11:42:30: OH MY GOSH. I am done. I am done!!! Done with the full draft of my story! DONE! (Next comes the fun part: editing, but I am done!!!!!)
  • 16:46:15: At writer's group, it was like I never left. Taking rest of the day off to watch TV and not think about my book! Starting editing tomorrow.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From Twitter 09-28-2009

  • 15:34:45: Out on the porch basking in the sun. There's a soft breeze, and there isn't a cloud in the bird's-egg-blue sky!
  • 16:31:52: #music The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
  • 16:32:10: RT @TheWritersDen: When once the itch of literature comes over someone, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. ~ Samuel Lover
  • 16:34:38: RT @AdviceToWriters: We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
    #writechat #writegoal #writetip
  • 17:37:21: Dinner break. Need to keep writing so I get a lot done before my brain starts feeling fuzzy...
  • 17:49:24: @TheWritersDen Heehee, here here ^_^
  • 22:06:40: I'm on my last chapter! Seriously this time. Looks like I had to add on one more to fit it all in :D
  • 23:12:11: About 5 and a half pages down, 1 and 1/2 of those at the beginning of my last chapter. Can't think anymore. Will start again tomorrow.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

From Twitter 09-27-2009

  • 03:33:31: Thanks to @lesbianlife for the Follow Friday. I think this is my first!
  • 03:34:43: Sounds familiar, except I ate 2nite RT @TheWritersDen: This is how you know you're an obsessed writer: I forgot to eat dinner tonight!
  • 03:43:09: For further reference: RT @AdviceToWriters: Well chosen quotes for writers:
  • 03:45:01: "Don’t tell anybody what your book is about and don’t show it until it’s finished..."
  • 03:45:57: "It’s not that anybody will steal your idea but that all that energy that goes n2 the writing of ur story will be dissipated" D WALLECHINSKY
  • 16:12:03: Writing and researching last minute details ^_^ Almost done now!
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

From Twitter 09-25-2009

  • 09:43:08: We are cleared for takeoff. Commence the writing frenzy!
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Friday, September 25, 2009

From Twitter 09-24-2009

  • 16:54:31: Researching medieval ships. Need to exercise my Google-fu. Anyone have any suggestions? I need to figure out how fast they could travel.
  • 16:59:28: Once again, I must thank the irreplaceable Little Details community on lj: Providing authors with answers!
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

From Twitter 09-23-2009

  • 09:41:57: @TipsForWriters I think of Twitter as a mini-blog that enhances the main blog. Even though it seems to take over ^_^, it won't replace it
  • 10:17:03: NEW BLOG My "official" progress post, and a few nifty links.
  • 23:16:40: Just realized today as I was taking stock...Ch. 24 will be the last chapter in this book. And I've already started writing it. XD
  • 23:17:04: I plan on treating myself to a movie in celebration when I'm finished!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From Twitter 09-22-2009

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Twitter 09-21-2009

  • 11:43:42: Was helping a friend get her self-publish book on Amazon thru Tip: Have your book description & keywords ready!
  • 11:44:53: RT @AdviceToWriters: Always write w/ the ear, not the eye. You should hear every sentence u write as if read aloud or spoken.C. S. LEWIS
  • 11:54:45: "Moments make movies work. Give the audience half a dozen moments they can remember, and they'll leave happy."
  • 12:04:46: SO awesome! RT @WritingSpirit: Barbara Cartland...would ask "Please God, get me a plot." That's how she wrote 23 books a year.
  • 12:05:43: RT @TipsForWriters: Scaredy cats who are afraid of failure call themselves aspiring writers. Writers call themselves writers. Period.
  • 12:06:01: @TipsForWriters I'm a writer!
  • 21:33:36: Finished Chapter 23! Only two more chapters to go!
  • 21:36:05: RT @AdviceToWriters: “Make mistakes. Make a lot of them. And make them’ll enjoy the writing process more...”
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Monday, September 21, 2009

From Twitter 09-20-2009

  • 10:31:32: RT @AdviceToWriters: RT @TheWritersDen: A writer ne'r has consists of either writing or thinking a/b writing. ~ E. Ionesco
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

From Twitter 09-19-2009

  • 14:43:22: RT @AdviceToWriters: Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.SALMAN RUSHDIE
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Friday, September 18, 2009

From Twitter 09-17-2009

  • 16:36:07: I keep hearing from authors that the last few chapters are the hardest to write. I'm glad I'm not alone.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

From Twitter 09-15-2009

  • 09:24:55: RT @TipsForWriters: Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month (November)? The goal is to write a novel in November.
  • 09:25:33: RT @AdviceToWriters: There are few things, apparently, more helpful 2 a writer than having once been a weird little kid.KATHERINE PATERSON
  • 09:51:51: RT @TipsForWriters: A good thing about writing is that you can do it morning, afternoon, or night. Just start...
  • 09:52:38: I RT a lot :-P I DO have original thoughts, but when I'm just writing, its fun to post things I found encouraging.
  • 11:31:54: RT @Quotes4Writers: "Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult." D Cronenberg UM TRUER WORDS NE'ER UTTERED
  • 12:18:48: NEW BLOG. The quote that sums up my writing life right now.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

From Twitter 09-14-2009

  • 12:04:23: "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells." - Dr. Seuss ^_^
  • 12:08:20: RT @AdviceToWriters: I don't wait 4 moods. U accomplish nothing if U do that. Your mind must know it has got 2 get down 2 work.PEARL S. BUCK
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

From Twitter 09-11-2009

  • 14:48:11: Made REALLY good progress the last few days! about 3 chapters to go! (I knew I'd have more than expected.) Wrote 7 pgs back story too
  • 20:59:19: "Enthusiasm" comes from the Greek word enthous, which literally means, “God within.”
  • 21:57:31: "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer." ~Charlotte's Web
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

From Twitter 09-09-2009

  • 13:02:46: Sure it's hard. But that just makes a creative breakthrough all the more delicious and rewarding!
  • 13:09:24: Gotta love Mozart's "Lacrimosa" #music #mozart
  • 13:15:41: @ruthannhogue Thanks so much for the RT of my RT! It made me happy! ^_^
  • 15:59:53: RT AdviceToWriters Style, like the human body, is especially beautiful when veins are not prominent and bones cannot be counted. TACITUS
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

From Twitter 09-07-2009

  • 13:16:35: Finished Ch. 20! On to 21 after lunch and a few chores.
  • 15:53:29: Starting on Ch. 21, officially. Out on the porch with Enya and a few soundtracks.
  • 20:52:02: Oh my gosh, the home stretch is hard!
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Monday, September 7, 2009

From Twitter 09-06-2009

  • 19:37:25: This quote keeps me going: "You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head." from Finding Forrester
  • 19:40:16: Seriously, it's my mantra as I write the last few chapters of this book.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

From Twitter 09-05-2009

  • 13:24:42: I have a cute doggie sitting next to me in the big green writing chair on the porch. It's nice to have the company. :-)
  • 13:28:28: RT @AdviceToWriters: We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.ERNEST HEMINGWAY
    #writechat #writegoal #writetip
  • 13:33:43: @DavidRic6 Hi! Sorry, I don't! I wish you the very best of luck, though! It's a tough market out there.
  • 13:35:37: I always love @LKHamilton's twitter posts. So insightful to her writing process.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

From Twitter 09-03-2009

  • 08:36:30: Plan to finish the last few chapters of my book in the next few days. Gonna do it. So close to being done!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

From Twitter 08-31-2009

  • 09:30:52: Family in town this weekend! So much fun! Again, real money beckons, and book gets shelved for today.
  • 18:01:46: Story idea that simply won't come out. Time to let it stew.
  • 19:19:04: Breakthrough! At last. It's something, anyway.
  • 21:23:36: The writing process really is a process. A never-ending process to get your work to a place that makes you as an author go "wow"
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

From Twitter 08-26-2009

  • 10:36:06: "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
  • 10:36:38: "Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." — Albert Einstein. I think "imagination" is a delicious word.
  • 10:37:21: ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin imaginatio(n-), from the verb imaginari ‘picture to oneself,’ from imago, imagin- ‘image.’
  • 12:03:16: NEW BLOG: My approach to writing my life and avoiding Mary-Sues in my first novel.
  • 12:41:36: Tweaked newest blog, in case you read it and now it looks different. Says the same thing, just in a different order.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

From Twitter 08-24-2009

  • 12:13:28: I never thought I'd have this problem, but I'm actually making character too witty! Good retort, she just wouldn't think of it on the spot.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

From Twitter 08-23-2009

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

From Twitter 08-22-2009

  • 15:28:31: The mild weather has beckoned me onto the back porch once again. Fall is almost here, and the big green chair is my writing place again.
  • 15:29:56: I absolutely adore "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. Heck, all her songs are adorable.
  • 23:13:02: Just finished editing Ch. 9! On to Ch. 10! Hopefully I can start editing faster and more thoroughly!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

From Twitter 08-21-2009

  • 13:08:53: There are simply too many things to read on my twitter feeds. Methinks I need to organize them into manageable bites...
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Friday, August 21, 2009

From Twitter 08-20-2009

  • 10:49:09: @jsmithready I don't use caffeine at all. I find it easier to just run on my own adrenaline :-P Caffeine makes me crash more than speed up
  • 21:15:17: #music Lullaby - Emmy Rossum
  • 21:32:16: Mellow music for a mellow eve of editing. Nothing quite like wandering through the restricted areas of a Medieval-type library.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

From Twitter 08-18-2009

  • 15:26:26: RT @LKHamilton: I find that...if I push I end up rewriting, but if I give it a few minutes, or overnight characters & muse work it out.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

From Twitter 08-16-2009

  • 16:29:46: RT @reduced: Liked JULIE & JULIA and hope it encourages more people to cook. Concerned, however, it might also encourage more people to blog
  • 16:35:04: RT @AdviceToWriters: [Dialog] shld cnvy a snse of spontaneity but elminate the repetitiveness of real talk. E. Bowen
  • 16:38:59: Quotes about how to deal with writer's block from @AdviceToWriters:
  • 16:48:14: I know I haven't been posting much original stuff. I've been editing from the beginning of my book. It feels SO nice to clean it up.
  • 16:50:02: ROFLMAO~ RT @Quotes4Writers: “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.” Anon.
  • 20:52:19: RT @AdviceToWriters: If you're a real writer, you'll write no matter what.IRWIN SHAW
    #writegoal #writetip
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Friday, August 14, 2009

From Twitter 08-13-2009

  • 09:08:46: RT @AdviceToWriters: A writer has to have some kind of compulsive drive to do his work. JOHN McPHEE #writegoal #writetip
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

From Twitter 08-12-2009

  • 09:35:16: NEW BLOG. 2 blog entries I like by others, including @LKHamilton 's entry about staving off writer's block. Read:
  • 14:13:06: Since I'm in a bit of a writing bind later in the story, I'm going back to the beginning and editing/adding in a few things.
  • 15:19:12: RT @AdviceToWriters: Never put off writing until you are better at it.GARY HENDERSON
    #writegoal #writetip
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

From Twitter 08-11-2009

  • 08:53:48: I really wish real life would value my deadlines more :-P Lots of curve balls. Thinking about reading "Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul."
  • 08:54:30: On another note, #KateRusby is an amazing musician ^_^
  • 14:14:11: NEW BLOGGE. "The Search for More Money takes precedence over any deadline I might have set for myself."
  • 14:14:59: RT @LKHamilton BarryB.Longyear called it the Editor on my Shoulder. When your critical side stomps your creative side until you are frozen.
  • 14:15:24: @LKHamilton Yes! Please do! I love hearing new tactics.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

From Twitter 08-10-2009

  • 09:38:42: A recluse wrote & illustrated the longest novel in the world. Really want to see this documentary. The trailer:
  • 09:48:07: Want to listen to some movie scores as I write today, specifically the Doubt and the Twilight score. :-))) (as in the composed music)
  • 09:51:01: @lou113 Thanks for the mention! Really appreciate it!
  • 12:37:45: RT @AdviceToWriters: Naming yr chars. Aristotle & Plato [won't] make their rel-ship interesting 'less u make it so on the page. A. DILLARD
  • 12:38:54: Whew, that was a close one. Sorry for all the abbreviations ^_^ it wouldn't have fit otherwise.
  • 16:23:46: @Realtimedracula Thanks for the add! 'Preciate it! Good luck with your very big endeavor!
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

From Twitter 08-08-2009

  • 00:27:08: Hooo! Finished the hard scene in Ch. 19 that I didn't want to sleep on! Tomorrow morning I will see how it really turned out ^_^ Night~
  • 00:29:34: And in all the excitement, I just realized I finished Chapter 19 as a whole. On to Ch. 20 ^_^
  • 14:24:24: I love mood music to write to. #music Twilight and Shadow - #HowardShore ROTK soundtrack
  • 23:05:17: Roughly seven pages into Ch. 20. More fleshing out tomorrow when brain is alert ^_^
  • 23:21:55: RT @Wendell_Howe: Follow @Realtimedracula - The Novel "Dracula" done in real time.
  • 23:22:27: I love the unusual environment Twitter has created for unique fictional storytelling ^_^
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

From Twitter 08-07-2009

  • 10:36:55: I love it when looking at your work reveals clarity on what should be added or removed. It's one of my favorite parts of the process.
  • 14:47:51: Writing on a clock is hard, especially the denouement of a story, which requires the most delicacy and the right feeling.
  • 15:01:47: #music "Andare" - Ludovico Einaudi
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Friday, August 7, 2009

From Twitter 08-06-2009

  • 14:00:00: I've posted a countdown widget on my blog, just to add a bit more suspense and added incentive to finish!
  • 14:35:28: RT @AdviceToWriters: Write a little every day, without hope and without despair.ISAK DINESEN
    #writetip #writegoal #writing
  • 18:32:14: Man, I love this tweeter. RT @AdviceToWriters: Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself. ANDRE GIDE #writetip #writegoal
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

From Twitter 08-05-2009

  • 09:07:43: RT @AdviceToWriters: What the writer needs is an empty day ahead.CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN
    #writegoal #writetip #writer
  • 09:11:38: RT @Fionasays: RT @wordywoman "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." -Maya Angelou #quote
  • 23:03:10: The beginning of the end...of the beginning. ^_^
  • 23:11:42: Filling up my interesting name arsenal, planning tomorrow's writing, and watching Man vs. Food. About to have some soup.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

From Twitter 08-04-2009

  • 17:40:11: RT @AdviceToWriters: You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. RAY BRADBURY #writegoal #writetip #writing
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

From Twitter 08-03-2009

  • 19:49:42: Returned from a lovely weekend away, only to wake up this morning with a cold. So no writing until I can sit up XP
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Friday, July 31, 2009

From Twitter 07-30-2009

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

From Twitter 07-29-2009

  • 19:54:32: On to Chapter 19!!! w00t w00t!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

From Twitter 07-28-2009

  • 13:02:16: YUSS! Twitter is now streaming to my blog! Thanks, @twittinesis!
  • 18:06:05: RT @AdviceToWriters: One must be ruthless with one's own writing or someone else will be.JOHN BERRYMAN
    #writing #writer #writers
  • 23:48:43: I've got a blog entry in me. I just need to have the time to write it down.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

From Twitter 07-25-2009

  • 08:37:17: The secret for my huge writing success this past week? I had written drafts of those chapters already. So it was just a matter of editing
  • 20:43:51: It's hard to write when you have a headache. Well, at least I have Weird Al music. "But great googly-boogly, I'm a genius in France!"
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

From Twitter 07-2009

  • It's hard to believe that I finished up 3-4 chapters this week. Nice :-D ~ from TweetDeck
  • @Atanyxx Best of luck to you! It's very exciting! ~ from TweetDeck in reply to Atanyxx
  • RT @AdviceToWriters A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. FRANZ KAFKA #book #writing ~ from web
  • On to Ch. 17. This has been a productive week so far :-D ~ from web
  • RT @AdviceToWriters In the writing process, the more a thing cooks, the better. DORIS LESSING #writing ~ from web
  • RT @AdviceToWriters [Avoid appealing workplaces]. [Get] a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark. ANNIE DILLARD ~ from web
  • The Twilight score itself (in addition to the soundtrack) has some awesome music too. Argh, darn you, budget!!! ~ from TweetDeck
  • On to Chapter 16! Yesss!! ~ from TweetDeck
  • @NayaLionsong Haha! I'm on Chapter 15 as well! :-D Whaddaya know? ~ from web in reply to NayaLionsong
  • "I'm aiming to finish this current draft by September [...] and that only leaves...less than two months. Hmm. " ~ from TweetDeck
  • Ahhhhhhhhhh. Happy sigh. Writing time out in the magical, mild weather. ~ from TweetDeck
  • #music Never-Ending Road - Loreena McKennitt ~ from web
  • #music I Love the Way - #rebekahwhite ~ @rebekahwhite fyi, Hope you're doing awesome! ~ from web
  • Thank goodness, I finally fixed up my myspace: ~ from web
  • Met with my writer's group yesterday. I've missed them! I look forward to reading everyone's work when I go again. ~ from web
  • Hopefully will get my tweets to stream to my blog soon! Mucho gracias, @twittinesis ~ from web
  • RT @AdviceToWriters One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others’ minds. ALFRED KAZIN #writing #writer ~ 12:33 PM Jul 13th from web
  • RT @AdviceToWriters ...a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature. HEMINGWAY #novel ~ 12:32 PM Jul 13th from web
  • I really enjoy making up terms and naming things in my story, and I don't care what xkcd says: ~ 9:57 PM Jul 11th from TweetDeck
  • Oh man, I love having all my twitter profiles linked together in TweetDeck! I can updated them all at the same time if I want! ~ 4:49 PM Jul 11th from TweetDeck
  • I love twitter. A lot-a lot :-D I should be editing, but I'm doing some web chores, and watching Mythbusters ;-) ~ 4:47 PM Jul 11th from TweetDeck
  • I love writing. I love it, love it, love it. ~ 10:54 PM Jul 10th from TweetDeck
  • I now know more about human branding/modifying than I ever wanted to know. I'm a slave to story research. See? Δ ~ 11:03 PM Jul 6th from Ada
  • "...This requires a lot of deep-level thinking. It's pushing past all the excess stuff and just writing from your gut." ~ 1:59 PM Jul 6th from web
  • Had a good chat with a close writing buddy last night. ^_^ Plus, I've been getting a steady stream of backstory ideas all morning. ~ 1:20 PM Jul 6th from web
  • #music We Know It's True - #ProjectedTwin ~ 9:45 AM Jul 6th from web
  • The editing process is never ending. Gotta love how my story throws me curve balls... ~ 9:41 AM Jul 6th from web
  • The Twilight Zone is soooo cool and creepy. They just started one about a ventriliquist. And where there are vt's there are...dummies. Oooh ~ 10:33 AM Jul 4th from Ada
  • Chillin' on the back porch ~ 1:37 PM Jul 3rd from Ada
  • Expanding my writing/St. Patty's day music playlist ^_^ iTunes, j'taime. ~ 7:15 PM Jul 1st from Ada
  • Oreos & milk, a shirt with flowy sleeves, and celtic folk music. *does a jig* ^_^ "Gather up the pots and the old tin can..." ~ 7:12 PM Jul 1st from Ada