Adventures du jour! The Ooze Test (Sept 22, 2023)

Please note, I’m in the mood for horror stuff, so the Midjourney prompts from now until, well, November may be a bit gory! The Ooze Test. This is a report on a thought experiment I was working on earlier, that is, how to handle people who kind of just “oozed” into my life and tried […]

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Side Quest: Shimmy and Shake (Sept 17, 2023)

Turning borrowed time into time worth living. Side quest. Me: I haven’t weighed myself in a couple of months, I know I shouldn’t base my self-image on my weight but come on, I’ve been dancing hard and working on situps and shit… Also me: Back up seven pounds. Also also me: It HAS to be

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Adventures du jour! (September 7, 2023): Haunted dream houses

USF Botanic Gardens and a prayer to bees…masking versus translation I mostly just need to clear out my brain. Stuff built up. I woke up this morning to another house dream.–One of the reasons I like haunted house stories is that I’ve been having house dreams for a while now. Decades? About the time that

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Adventures du jour! (August 31, 2023): Triggery video game deets

And a thought experiment about “nonlinear autism” I’m writing this as I’m working on formatting a novel that I had backlogged from [cough] 2016, YOUR SOUFFLE MUST DIE. I have a number of pain in the ass tasks to accomplish, but if I only focus on those things today, I’ll lose my mind. I probably

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Side Quests (Aug 25 & 30, 2023): Crazy; triggery video game

And a new novel that came out, YOUR SOUFFLE MUST DIE! First, here’s the link to my new novel, YOUR SOUFFLE MUST DIE: https://books2read.com/your-souffle-must-die It’s a cooking cozy mystery, very cute, that goes more than a little off the rails. Don’t read if you dislike weird food. … Side Quest: August 25 – “You’re crazy.”

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Adventures du jour! On time and safe spaces (August 19, 2023)

The gift of time…executive dysfunction…narrative voice…what makes for safe spaces? So I’m not going to spend all weekend working my ass off on writing class homework as planned, and I don’t know what to do. (The assignment is to just destroy a beloved writer’s voice after typing in a passage of their work; I’ve done

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Side Quests (Aug 17 & 19, 2023): Unplotting; butter cookies

Getting unstuck on a plot point when you don’t plot ahead of time…butter cookies and excess Note: I’m going to start putting more info in subject lines, because I can’t find my own freaking essays when I want them!!!! … Side quest (Aug 17) I figured out later I was documenting how I handle plot

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Side Quests (August 10 & 11, 2023)

Unpicking negative self-talk in writing, an example…What is a safe place? (August 10) – Unpicking negative self-talk in writing, an example.Side quest. Harrumph. Ran into a critical voice thing to unpick. From the latest writing class homework email response, from Dean: “So well done giving this a shot. Just by doing so, you have learned

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Adventures du jour! (August 9, 2023)

New hair!…tentative thoughts on building characters with memorable appearances…video/audio about writing getting easy again Sunday, Ray and I went out for new hair with our fabulous hairdresser Katelyn. It’s not really about the hair, I suppose, more about the bonding time, although it is ALSO about the hair. “Wanting to look good” isn’t really a

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Adventures du jour! (August 2, 2023)

Happy Harvest! Or Day that the Gods Can’t See You…Kennedy Space Center & Cocoa Beach…thoughts on safeness/stability Several posts incoming. I got a sinus/ear infection and lost track of time for a few days, on top of regular ADHD stuff.… Post-Day-Where-The-Gods-Can’t-See-Me! I don’t have the brain cells to write a whole ass, proper, in-depth, told-as-a-narrative

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