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03 December 2008 @ 11:21 am
Total word count for nano: just under 19,000

So, novel: take one was a bust, but an enjoyable bust. But never fear, I'm drafting up plans with the_magpye  for AugNoWriMo; more insanity can and will ensue. And work on Legends in Rust continues regardless of my failed deadline, so here's another small excerpt:

As always, there's small, lingering ways you'll miss a person after they're gone, little pockets that'll appear when you least expect it, something you forget to mourn that stretches out the process. Sleeping arrangements, that's one of them. Our little nightly divions seem uneven now, and I wonder if anyone else notices or if its just me, over reacting about empty spaces and imagined body heat.

"Leah?" He says my name like a question even though I know he sees me. I pause, gaze up at Eli's too sympathetic face. Gauging mine. Misunderstanding. Understanding completely. I blink, swallow, and look back down at my feet, toe a rock; let the motion and rhythm dictate the atmosphere around me.

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“You spin the wheel enough times and maybe you come out on top.”

Tim O'Brien
01 November 2008 @ 12:45 pm
A long excerpt to celebrate day one. ;)

"He turns to the right and she turns to the left; that's all it takes to lose his hand in the crowd.

There's a fleeting moment before she realizes what's happened, a moment while her hand clenches around air in confusion and she is jostled by bodies that are suddenly
not her father, and she doesn't know how this happened...

She starts weaving through the churning legs, blinded by the mass of bodies filtering through the traffic. Her hand's are still outstretched, grasping trousers and shirt sleeves as she searches for the hand she lost with a growing apprehension that makes her movements jerkier. Oh, she'll be in trouble for sure, when Daddy finds her: he had said it in his repeating voice after all, don't drop my hand and don't drop my hand and don't drop my hand, enough times that it's all she hears when she blinks, don't drop my hand, Leah, don't drop my hand. But now there's horns and shouting and babies wailing, an absolute cacophony pressing insistently against her. It's the first time she realizes that no one will hear her if she screams, and even at four years old she'll never forget the feeling."
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29 October 2008 @ 04:16 pm

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"English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street."

E. B. White
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28 October 2008 @ 02:36 pm
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"You will have to write and put away or burn a lot of material before you are comfortable in this medium. You might as well start now and get the work done. For I believe that eventually quantity will make for quality."

Ray Bradbury

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27 October 2008 @ 05:59 am
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"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."

Ray Bradbury

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26 October 2008 @ 05:17 pm
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"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."

C.S. Lewis
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25 October 2008 @ 04:28 pm

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"Prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated hen-house."

George Orwell
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25 October 2008 @ 02:44 pm
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