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Fiction Friday Round-Up

I haven’t had a lot of spare time for reading lately.  In honor of season 1, I’ve been rereading Outlander in audio.  It’s been probably eight years since I last reread it, and it turns out I’ve forgotten a lot.  It’s kind of interesting to reread now that I know craft and story structure so well.  But either way, I still adore Jamie Fraser.

I did finish reading Liana Brooks’ Even Villains Go To…

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Three Awesome Things

So…there is now some legitimate scientific evidence that thoughts control things and we can impact our bodies, moods, and health by WHAT WE THINK.  This is fascinating.

Ida Keeling is a 99 year old great grandmother who just set a world record in sprinting.  YOU GO IDA!

And hurray for this diver who rescued a sea turtle from being tangled in rope (we aren’t going to get into the awfulness of how…

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Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

I have next to nothing to report.  Hubby and I have taken on a puppy to foster, so most of my spare time has been spent dealing with her and our dogs, making sure everybody has had enough attention and play.  We meet with the rescue organization to get her listed today.  She’s a sweet little thing–very well behaved and is taking to crate training like a champ.  No accidents.  :knocks on wood:…

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Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

  1. It was a low word count week in general.  Only 6500 words, about half of which were plotting on the next Wishful novella, She’s Got A Way.  It is more or less ready to go.  I plot when I get busy and can’t bend my brain to prose.  I’m still not done with the damned midpoint sequence in TY.  Yesterday I had grand plans of knocking it out, but I ended up doing a lot of otherstuff that needed doing…

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One of my favorite movie scores, and I don’t think I have ever seen the actual movie!

(Source: Spotify)

Three Awesome Things

OMG this video is HILARIOUS.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.

This post by Justine Musk on the heroine’s journey and the quest to find your soul and be a badass is fantastic.

And this is the opening theme to the new Starz adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. I can’t WAIT for the full soundtrack to be available.  So far I’m loving the show…

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Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

I’ve had a slow start to my writing week.  My midpoint is a two scene sequence, and I’m done with the first half.  But I got derailed after that, not because the book isn’t going okay, but because I realized that fall semester starts on MONDAY and I hadn’t done diddly to prepare my classes.  Whoops.  So I totally fritzed out my brain blowing through set up yesterday.  One of these classes I just…

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Something Southern: Sausage Balls

Something Southern: Sausage Balls

*I am crazy busy, so we’re talking food today and I’m robbing an old post from my food blog, Pots and Plots.

No Southern party or get together is ever complete without the inclusion of sausage balls.  These meatball size bundles of meaty, cheesy deliciousness are nothing in the realm of healthy (though you can make them healthiER by subbing turkey sausage for the pork) and they have the same…

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