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Sunday, July 6th, 2014
2:27 pm
So ONTD is on the login page,
And there's a Thing about one of the actors from Teen Wolf, which I don't watch. And it's yet another version of the ever-popular cycle.

Cut for ProfanityCollapse )
1:15 pm
Ever since I was a kid, my family has been spending the 4th of July down at my grandmother Margy's house in Long Beach. Read more...Collapse )
Friday, July 4th, 2014
1:43 am
Just Write: 552 Words
Lynn Viehl (Paperback Writer) has recently started "Just Write" Thursdays, which are pretty much what they sound like: Write something, post online by midnight. http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2014/05/just-write.html

(Which means no editing. Which means this is going to be first-draft-tacular and epically info-dumpy.)

But I've been feeling really stalled with the pre-writing for The Gears that Grind. So I decided just to jump in, get into Sally's head, and see what she's up to.

Sally didn't hear the watchman until he was nearly upon her.

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(Copyright Kit Russell, 2014. This is first draft, unedited work.)

Current Mood: sore
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
10:01 pm
My family is weird, part I've lost fucking count.
Cut for talking about food and dieting.Collapse )

I came home and played THROW IT FOR ME, HUMAN! with Princess. (To the uninitiated, it might look like Fetch. But fetch is for dogs.)
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
10:04 pm
I was poking around here looking for a thing I wrote a few years back, and realized how much I missed blogging.

Quickie update: I have a new job, I adopted Princess, one of Jen and Jae's foster kitties, and I put up a website.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
12:08 am
1025 words in "Canine Cupids." Answered the eternal question "who let the dogs out?" (In this case, it was the ex who did it accidentally-on-purpose.) Introduced my main character to her future girlfriend, and her dog.

Days: 3
WTD: 2178
MTD: 2783
YTD: 2783

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
10:17 pm
603 words in "Canine Cupids"
2 Days
WTD: 1153
MTD: 1758
YTD: 1758

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/544004.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Monday, January 14th, 2013
10:44 pm
550 words in the short story "Canine Cupids."
Days: 1
WTD: 550
MTD: 1155
YTD: 1155

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/543820.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
11:58 pm
So I was watching the Doctor Who special, where Strax is talking about GRENADES, and realized that there needs to be a support group. He could be in it with Jayne from Firefly.

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/543612.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
10:14 am
A couple of signal boosts
silverback2001 was assaulted, and needs help moving to somewhere safer and getting through until her injuries heal. http://silverback2001.livejournal.com/99029.html

xianghua's dog is sick and she needs help with vet bills. http://colbietae.chipin.com/colbietaes-hospital-bill She also sells dragon plushies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/scrapdragonstudio
Monday, June 25th, 2012
12:23 pm
Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty-Five
1,225 words in the untitled self-indulgent dog story.
days: 6
wtd: 1,225
mtd: 46,428
ytd: 77,398

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/543397.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
4:30 am
Camp NaNoWriMo: Extra Innings
Saturday (Day 23)
1,203 words in an untitled self-indulgent dog story.
days: 4
wtd: 6,616
mtd: 43,960
ytd: 74,930

Sunday (Day 24)
1,243 words in us-ids
days: 5
wtd: 7,859
mtd: 45,203
ytd: 76,173

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/543133.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
6:51 am
Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty-Two: THE END!
1,801 words in Stolen Magic.
days: 3
wtd: 5,413
mtd: 42,757
ytd: 73,727

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/542902.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
4:50 pm
NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty-One
1,812 words in Stolen Magic.
days: 2
wtd: 3,612
mtd: 40,956
ytd: 71,926

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/542495.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
1:56 am
Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty
After a day of migraines (Monday) and a day of hanging with my friends before my trip (Tuesday), I finally got some work done. Yay!

1,800 words in Stolen Magic.
days: 1
wtd: 1,800
mtd: 39,144
ytd: 70,114

In other news, I don't have to be at the airport for almost another 18 hours, but I'm already packed. This is a record for me.

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
8:29 pm
Gratuitous Icon Post is gratuitous.

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/542049.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
2:36 pm
I made an image macro of Loki. But I can't figure out how to post it in the post without fuxing it. So here, have a link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2246339333609&set=a.2246339253607.62927.1701957044&type=1&theater

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012
11:59 pm
Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Seventeen
1,800 words in Stolen Magic.
days: 17
wtd: 10,816
mtd: 37,344
ytd: 68,314

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/541234.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
3:15 pm
One of Those Books
I think we all had at least one of those books as a kid ... you know, the one that we checked out of the library again and again, kept rereading until it wore out, could have recited the plot point-by-point and recited our favorite parts from memory.

One of mine was The Rains of Eridan by H.M. Hoover. I loved it so much when I was in elementary school; I remember carrying it around with me in a bag.

Looking at it from modern ideas of a MG or YA book, it doesn't fit. The story is told from the POV of an adult, Dr. Theo Leslie, and it's her story as much as it is that of Karen Orlov, the orphan she finds, protects, and mentors.

My conscious mind had forgotten it, but my subconscious seems to have absorbed it.

I had one of my weird writery dreams this morning, where I'm not so much a part of the action as directing it, making choices based on how to make it a better story. Like in this case, to change the protagonist's job from writer to jewelry designer.

And then I woke up.

When I did, I immediately started turning the plot around, to see how it would work as an actul book. Pretty well, actually; there's a beginning, a middle, and end, a couple of strong conflicts. (This isn't always the case.) But I also saw that it wasn't a viable YA book, which I'd been mentally plotting it as, because the adult was the protagonist rather than the teenager she protects and mentors.

And then I began to laugh. "Oh my god, it's The Rains of Eridan."

A quarter of a century later, and that story is still in the back of my mind.

Obviously, I need to track down a copy.

This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/540935.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
1:04 am
Camp NaNowriMo: Day Sixteen
1,803 words in Stolen Magic.
days: 16
wtd: 9,016
mtd: 35,544
ytd: 66,514

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