haiku 18th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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a sky filled with Saharan sand
red light

© Rachel Green 2017

haiku 17th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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blustery morning
kicking over the rubbish bin
red sun

© Rachel Green 2017

i did, though

Oct. 15th, 2017 01:29 am
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"I'm reading a story that's posted on my old account and it's not awful!"
"It's not."
"Well. I've written some things that are... well. And I'm pretty sure I spelled "definitely" wrong in all of them."
"I remember that."
"It's not even like I didn't use spellcheck. I just decided spellcheck was wrong."

fic rec

Oct. 15th, 2017 12:54 am
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Creature of Legend by [archiveofourown.org profile] palmtreelights, the Astronema and Ecliptor and Scrudley story I never knew I needed. Go read iiiiiit.

haiku 14th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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blue sky
overhead clouds hurry to depart
rolling trash

© Rachel Green 2017

Booked Solid

Oct. 13th, 2017 08:44 pm
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Mirrored from my Wordpress

I haven’t read much in 2017. At first it was because… hell, I don’t know. But then I got to thinking about it. Yes, I can – and usually do – take the Goodreads challenge to read a metric butt-ton of books in a year, but maybe that’s not the best way for me to go about it. That’s not where I’m at anymore.

Instead I’m choosing to slow down. One of the core maxims of DIY MFA is to read with purpose. I need to ruminate over and pick apart the books that I’m reading.

So of course, I signed up for every October read-a-thon that didn’t get up and run away. (And if it actually had run away I’d have probably hunted it down, clonked it over the head, and dragged it home.) The only thing that keeps this from being completely bonkers is that the idea to do this didn’t come to me until near the middle of the month.

So here are the read-a-thons I’ll be taking part in during the remainder October:

  1. FrightFall Read-a-Thon (Oct. 1-31)
  2. OWNtober (Oct. 1-31)
  3. #readathonbyzoe (Oct. 14)
  4. The House Cup Reading Challenge (Oct. 15 – Nov. 12)*
  5. Spook-a-Thon (Oct. 16-22)
  6. Cozy Reading Night (Oct. 20)
  7. Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (Oct. 21)
  8. Autumn Read-a-Thon (Oct. 22-28)
  9. Sbooktacular Read-a-Thon (Oct. 25-31)
  10. Hallowreadathon (Oct. 31-Nov.1)

*  Ravenclaw, represent!

Whew! Listing them all like that freaked even me out!

Backing the truck up, I would like to reiterate that I will not be reading as many books as possible between the time of posting and Samhain. I’m pretty good at finding books that meet more than one read-a-thon challenge requirement so I definitely will be doing that. And this month I won’t be checking any books out of the library or buying any specifically for any of the challenges. I’m going to read books I’ve already got, focusing on the few physical copies of books on my literal shelves.

Even so, the TBR list for the month would be alarming and probably get lit on fire before next weekend. So I’ll be doing this three books at a time.

  1. War for the Oaks, Emma Bull (finish)
  2. Zombies vs. Unicorns, Justine Larbalestier vs. Holly Black, editors
  3. The Ghost in the Garden, Hilda Feil

See y’all next Friday! (If not, you’ll most likely find me in the darkest corner of my book fort, curled in a ball and gibbering.)

P.S. Several of these read-a-thons ask that participants make a post in their own blog announcing their participation. This is it. I’m not making ten separate posts! I’d loose too much reading time!

Son of PS: A special thanks to Little Book Owl for her tempting handy read-a-thon calendar.

haiku 13th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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blustery day
the brown patch on the lawn
dog pee

© Rachel Green 2017

haiku 12th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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misted windows
feathered cumulonimbus
fallen leaves


© Rachel Green 2017


Oct. 12th, 2017 01:58 am
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... My grandma has a TVTropes page.

What is my life.

Books & Writing: Halloween 2017

Oct. 10th, 2017 09:52 am
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[Streak: 328 Days]

01: 1,010 words
02: 2,760 words
03: 2,790 words
2,100 words
2,235 words
2,250 words
4,050 words

17,195 words this week, averaging 2,456 words per day. That's a decent start for the month.

This week I started reading War for the Oaks by Emma Bull, which is considered to be one of the foundational books in the Urban Fantasy/Magic Realism genre. Her descriptive power is nothing short of bardic. 

I'm beginning my adventures in coding using Scratch, which is a foundational tool developed by MIT to teach kids - being taught on Coursera in a class titled Code Yourself. If an eight-year-old can grasp it I stand a pretty good chance. The end goal is to write and program my own variety of interactive fiction (like an adult version of choose your own adventure) currently popular in the Google Play store.

On FutureLearn I'm taking a class, Start Writing Fiction, which is basically teaching me to do what I've been doing since I was eight years old. Keep a writer's notebook and focus on the characters. I'm plugging away at it, though, because I can always learn something even from material that seems familiar to the point of redundancy.

2,600 words
3,509 words
10: 2,400 words
451 words
2,250 words
450 words
2,250 words

Only 13,910 words this week. I've been out a lot and when I'm home I'm not up for much so I've fallen behind.
And then, just for funsies, I signed up for ten separate read-a-thons.

















haiku 9th October 2017

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:00 am
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french lavender
bent low by the wind
old lady


© Rachel Green 2017


Oct. 7th, 2017 09:02 pm
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I guess whatever else I do with my life, realizing that the story where everyone got pregnant in a dream was a terrible idea that should never be published will always be an accomplishment I can be proud of.

(I feel like I've posted about this before, but every time I remember that it exists I block it from my memory once again, only to be surprised by it a few years later when it strikes me as an excellent idea to read all the way back in my unfinished snippets folders.)

On the bright side, whatever I write for NaNo cannot possibly compete with that level of nonsense so there's nowhere to go but up.
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