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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

my long and growing absence...

So I haven't been posting much lately, and the long and short of it is that my computer kerploded and I'm waiting on a new one to magically appear in front of me. Because, you know, it's so much fun watching your husband roll his eyes and sigh loudly, then start running his imaginary friends on the computer over vast and impenitrable continents all before I can get on to check my email. I love him, everything about him, I promise, but I love this little character trait a smidgen less than the rest.

Work on the book progresses slowly, slower now that I'm back in school and can't stay up until 4am reading and writing to my hearts content. I've finished a craptacular draft of chapter two that I am way unhappy with, so it's sitting in a drawer until I have time to clear my head of it and then reattack it with fresh eyes. For having read about at least eleventy thousand crime scenes, I am turning out to be really bad at it. This must be fixed. If there's one thing I'm know I'm destined not to suck at, this would be it. I just have to find my mojo.

Classes are going well... I'm going to love Genetics and Forensic Anthropology (in which I will get to memorize every characteristic of every bone in the human body). I'm not sure how my chem class (Quantitative Analysis or Analytical Chemistry... notice they both contain the word "anal"), but at least it's going to be like training for something I might actually do at some point, which is always good. I got to buy a little skeleton called "Tiny Tim" for my Anthro class, so I'll take his portrait and put it up on here soon. He's a cute little guy.

Also, Diane the Magnificent lost her kitty Festes last night :'( He was an awesome cat, would always bring Fuzzy his string and sit there staring at him until the play commenced. Diane found him within days of his birth, tiny and still blind, in the middle of the field behind their house. He's been her buddy for a long time, and she is very upset right now, understandably so. If you can, spare a thought for her, she could use the support right now. We will all miss Festes, he was an awesome cat.

posted by Cat Named Eggroll @ 1:22 PM   2 comments

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Was it something I said?

Geeze, I thought I'd at least get a smart-assed response to that last question from Phug, but nothing? Either you guys have never though of it (which is possible, but not necessarily probable), or posting about it on a public website is a little unnerving... fair enough. Here's one thats a little less extreme.... I've started the writing part, at least the sort of free writing that eventually leads to something that will hopefully be worth reading. It's going well, and the process feels really good somehow, and I'm sorta self-conscious about it because I haven't written for enjoyment, mine or anyone elses, in a loooong time. Part of the reason it's so enjoyable is because I get to relive my time at Chatham, the good parts especially, because I'm basing the scenery and some of the characters on those memories. It feels like home, in a way, I guess you could say. Anyway, now that I've started the writing part, I'm starting to think about getting it read, both when it's all written, and in smaller bits along the way. So let me know if you want to read what I'm working on. Here's what I want from you:

*honesty. If you don't like something, tell me so.
*criticism I can use. Don't just say "it sucks", tell me what you didn't like and why, what you did like, what just sounded wierd, if I'm using too many ridiculous words, etc.
*tact. Please don't crush me completely, I'm a big sensitive here.

It would help if you're into mystery fiction, but not necessary... Also, I'm going to limit this to people I actually know, just because it's hard enough to trust your ideas and characters to someone else without them being a total stranger. So drop me a comment if you're interested.

posted by Cat Named Eggroll @ 4:02 PM   4 comments

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