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*growl* (or: From the I’m Dumb Files….)

At the beginning of September, I had some computer “issues” that resulted in an old email account disappearing from my Mail client on the Mac. As it turns out, I’ve been thinking “gee, nobody must read my LJ anymore because they didn’t reply to my post about selling my story.”


I just set up the account again and found dozens and dozens of wonderful, supportive messages from you all, you wonderful, wonderful folks, congratulating me on this awesome step!

So, thank you all for the warm fuzzies and congratulations! I appreciate it so much!

And now I’m going to go change the email LiveJournal has on file, because it’s the only place that still emails me on that old account!


In years past, I’ve attempted to do NaNoWriMo while also starting a new job or project, and it never really works. The kind of concentration I need to maintain to write a novel in 30 days is so intense, whatever else I’m working on tends to fall to the background.

Well, yesterday I got a big new contract which will be in the throes of phase I in about November. Since I don’t want to blow it with a big new client, and I need to give it my very best…. I’m out for NaNoWriMo this year.

It’s too bad, but I’m in a pretty good creative space, even without NaNoWriMo, so I don’t feel so bad about it. Also, by not doing NaNoWriMo, I feel like I can finally commit to 24 Hour Comic Day, which is in mid-October. Usually in past years, my creative energies are all bound up with NNWM by mid-October, and there’s just no way I can spare enough to bend myself to a graphic story.

So, look forward to some posts before October 18th as the ideas start spinning through my head. Who knows? If it’s not total crap, I might even post the resulting comic here.

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