gipsys musings

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Flash Fiction Friday, Cycle 30; Comes the Dawn

I’m a slacker, as many of you are completely familiar with. But I’ve been trying to get back into not only the habit of writing, but to get better at writing outside of my comfort level. Flash Fiction is one of those things that seem to be allowing me to get off my butt and write, but also gives me an outlet to give some styles, plots and time periods

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Sometimes You’re the Windshield…

And sometimes you’re the bug. 4456 words, and we’re into Day 4. I’m behind. Dammit. On the plus side, last night’s derailment from writing came down to paying work, so I can feel a little better that at least it was worthwhile being distracted from writing.But, I’m back on the wagon this evening, I swear. Want to egg me on? Add me as a NanoWriMo Buddy!

For the First Day of Nano, my True Love Gave to Me…

A stressed-out day of work and meetings. Well, I wouldn’t really call work my “True Love”, but work with me here, people. There’s a reason we call it “Meeting Monday” around here… Today’s the first day of National Novel Writing Month, and I’m already behind because I needed to get to sleep before midnight last night. I had such grand plans for redesigning this site to be more about writing

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Starting Over

The stars have aligned badly lately, with moving hosts, corrupted database backups, and just general malaise stopping me from writing… so consider this as the slate wiped clean… I’m starting over.

101 Things in 1001 Days – The List

This took me a tad longer than I expected to be honest, as I wanted to put things on this list which I?d actually do, versus stuff that just looks good. The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic

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See Ya, 2008?

I?ve decided that Twitter and Facebook, hell, all social media, is killing my ability to post on here anymore. So what I?ve decided is to resurrect my former attempt at 101 Things in 1001 Days, using the lovely Miss Zoot?s list as a model to help me from getting too overwhelmed with the list as I did last time. I?ll see about posting it as soon as I finish the

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Houses, Houses Everywhere

Ever since the landlady made us aware of the fact that she was thinking of putting the house we?re currently renting on the market, I?ve been toying with the idea of biting the bullet and buying my first house. BabyDaddy can?t be on the mortgage, as he?s been out of work for the majority of the year, so it would be for me to carry the purchase of a house.

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