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03 February 2014 @ 01:58 pm
I have a friend who was promised a ticket, then had it sold out from underneath him. He's even on two panels. If anyone knows of a ticket out there, please email me at


THanks. I realize this is a long shot but he's a friend...
24 December 2013 @ 03:57 pm
Hello sweetie! I am sorry I have been so absent--it's been a crazy several months. But I think of you often! (And I still have one of your rings, and the other is FINALLY coming.) I hope today is wonderful for you.

Love you,
23 April 2013 @ 06:54 pm
Hey all--I belong to a group on Facebook called "Stitches in Time"--it's a page about the 4th Doctor's scarves. Since this year is the 50th anniversary, this idea came up:

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Scarf Knit-Along

If you have ever wanted a Doctor Who scarf, keep reading…..

We at Stitches in Time are planning a knit-along for those of us wanting to knit one of these scarves for the 50th Anniversary and we would like to invite YOU to join us.

Wait a minute, I can’t Knit!
That’s cool, we can help you learn. We can help you with tips, online tutorial videos, yarn recommendations and moral support. All you need is enthusiasm, yarn and a little time. Wouldn’t it be nice to learn a new skill, and have a nice scarf for the Anniversary and winter?
And if you want to crochet, we can accommodate you too.

Ok, how long I have?
We’re starting in May with a goal of ending on November 23rd 2013, the anniversary.

I don’t have a lot of money.
We have yarn suggestions and combinations to suit any budget.

Ok, Where do I Start?

Come on over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchesintime/

If you are interested--we want to inspire as many scarves as possible--either check out the above page at FB or message me. This should be fun!
06 February 2013 @ 11:56 pm
8 sleeps. I have so much to do. Every night, after F goes to sleep, I work on the costumes. This one is not finished, and it's jut a teaser, but thought I'd share. See many of you soon!

How I feel: tiredtired
Rocking out to: Thunder Road
30 January 2013 @ 02:23 am
Hey there--I have this:


in an XL. I don't need it, and am willing to give it to someone who is coming to Gally, since I REALLY suck at mailing things. Is anyone interested? It's really more L to XL--hard to explain. But if someone wants it and it fits, it's yours. First come first served and all that.
26 July 2012 @ 04:00 am
Years ago--and I mean a lot of years--I started a short story that wouldn't behave. It kept growing. At a writing con I was a part of I showed it to an agent I knew, and she said, later--I think this is a novel. And I said (you have to know that this is voice driven and dense prose) I said, could people stand to read this for 250-300 pages? And she said, I would.

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Years ago--and I mean a lot of years--I started a short story that wouldn't behave. It kept growing. At a writing con I was a part of I showed it to an agent I knew, and she said, later--I think this is a novel. And I said (you have to know that this is voice driven and dense prose) I said, could people stand to read this for 250-300 pages? And she said, I would.

<lj-cut="Novel">I tried to write it, but all I did was edit and re-edit the first 17 pages. So I had a 17 page novel. It was depressing as hell.

Skip to, I think, 2003. I believe it was the first year I did NaNoWriMo. A sweet young friend encouraged me to try (you know who you are). And I thought, I know you're supposed to start new, but what if I just jumped out there and didn't add in those 17 pages? So that's what I did.

I started out horribly. But slowly it came around. I just kept going. I figured out what worked for me. And I did it--I wrote just a little over 50,000 words, not counting the 17 pages, finished a couple of days early. I was so blown away that I had done it I told no one for a bit. Then I told me husband--let me tell you people--I have published, and it's great, it's brilliant, but NOTHING beats that moment of YES! when you finally get something down.

So then I worked on putting it in order. I was fairly random about it. So now I will sum up--I spent years on this damn thing. I came up with new ideas and brainstormed and went crazy and finally got so upset that just the thought of writing made me feel horrible, sick to my stomach. It wasn't writer's block. It was fucking writer's TERROR.

So about 7 months ago I thought, OK, I'm through. And suddenly there was an idea for a new novel in my head. So I decided I could give myself permission to quit the crazy-making one and start the new one. It was very exciting. I was so relieved.


The novel will not go. Oh, I know someday it will, but it's not done, as Buffy would say, cooking. It's cookie dough.

So a couple of weeks ago I started thinking about the other novel. F and I were talking about writing, and it came into my frond. (That's for you, green_wing.) And it suddenly occurred to me that if I moved this to there--well, you see, I thought the problem was that I didn't have a middle. And I didn't. But that day I printed it out in chapters. And I scanned through them, and it became obvious that this chapter way back here was really chapter 4, and OMG I have two DIFFERENT chapter 18s, and wouldn't you know they go back to back right up here after chapter 5. And it kept going this way. And the lovely thing? No fear. More like curiosity.

I think, with steady work, I can have this finished in 6 months, give or take. I think it is sort of a Zen thing--I had to let it go to get it back and see how it should fall together.

So everyday I take it out and play. It's fabulous. It's hard work. Every now and then I put it down for a bit. Because I never want that terror to come back. I think of Bird by Bird and think, I only have to write THIS MUCH. I think, be here now. I think, I hope it's publishable. And while that's important, what's more important is that YES! that I can sense somewhere out there in the light.

It's a dark novel. It's not happy. It has, to me, a happy ending, but it's a dark twisted happy ending. Damn this feels good.

So I'm lying here unable to sleep, it's 3:53 am, and I'm listening to Bare Naked Ladies, and I thought, I should write about this...</lj cut>
06 July 2012 @ 06:19 pm
Yesterday at the clinic they put me out with fentanyl and prophenal (long story). I’m only saying this because the drugs have made me weird all day, and last night woke up from the most brilliant dream and I have to have to write it down.

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10 June 2012 @ 01:14 pm
A week ago last Friday F had his first infusion of the new study drug, mepolizumab... ClickyCollapse )

Thank you, my friends.
27 May 2012 @ 12:07 pm
Am I the only one who thought "Vashta Nerada!" during a very brief moment in a certain scene in "The Hound of the Baskervilles?"
09 May 2012 @ 11:19 pm
I feel almost sick. Is that sad? It's because I can't find my River communicator that says Geronimo on it. Part of me worries I left it at Gally. Or lent it to someone? I don't know. I need it by Memorial day weekend...I hope it turns up. It was one of 2 of a kind.