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Oh August, you went by so quickly.  My day job sapped quite a bit of my time, energy, and enthusiasm but I'm back now and have my feet planted on the floor and my head is in writer mode. Except for when I have to be in crafter mode.  Or teacher mode. 

Let's see what's new, I've signed up for a festival and will be selling my jewelry along with some neato aluminum or copper wall art.  I'm even venturing into the realm of hair accessories, so that should be interesting.  This is one of the pendants I'll be selling.  (if I can bear to part with it)



I was a very good girl and turned my contract and class handouts in incredibly early and I even have been putting together the kits for the steampunk-inspired necklace class I'm teaching in November.  Yes.  November.  Can I NaNoWriMo and teach a class in November?  I hope so.  Every year, I declare that I will win and this year is no exception.  I want to say "I finished!"

The collection of horror stories I'm self-pubbing is coming along nicely and I'm thinking it should be available just in time for Halloween.  (because I don't have enough to do) 

I should be posting an interview here soon and, as promised, a free story.  Speaking of stories, I had a request for a rewrite of a flash piece but unfortunately, it got rejected.  My skin is getting thicker (ewww!) because it didn't hurt my feelings too much and I got so much good advice and ideas out of the critiques.  I'll let the story mellow while I digest all of the readers' comments and make it into a longer piece.  Making lemonade out of life's lemons.  That's what we've gotta do as writers.  (just don't squirt yourself in the eye!)

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