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As far as “stuff I like” goes, Lord of the Rings ranks pretty far up on my list.  I suppose that’s expected given my preferred genre of fantasy, but I like it for so many other reasons. This is the copy of Lord of the Rings I acquired during college, shortly before the movies.  I knew it was a fantasy classic, but I’d never read it.  I blew through it very fast… Read More

If you missed my post last week, I finished the first draft of my novel.  I’d started so many times before but finally got it done this time!  I was very excited and ate a lot of food. This week, I did not do much with my draft.  “They” all say to put the draft away for anywhere from two weeks to three months, and I’d hate to not follow “them.”  This… Read More

What a beautiful start to December!  I live near a park, and this is the view of one of my favorite places on the path.  Go out and enjoy the weather if you’re able! One week since I won NaNoWriMo.  My current word count is 67,246, or around 7,000 words more than last week.  Wondering where the extra 10,000 or so words came from?  I started November with 9,953 words, and added… Read More