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Sunday, November 4, 2012

In brief

Let's see.  I could go on for paragraphs about how long it's been since I've posted anything, but I'd rather not waste your time or mine.  So here's what I've been up to since July.

Pennsic was crazy.  Spent more time trying to work as a henna artist than just chilling.  Came home burned out on henna but happy to have made the trip anyway.  There is no experience quite like Pennsic and I'd really missed it.

My mother-in-law stayed with us for a week.  It was both weird and pleasant.  She's such an amazing person.

Hurricane Isaac messed with GlobalFest and the final Mosey Down Main Street of the season.  Actually weird weather kept me away from the farmer's market too, for about a month.

I got  hit over the head with not one but six or seven ideas for more fiction.  I don't show my stories to people who I've ever actually met, and I don't get to talk about the writing with my husband because he's not too thrilled that I spend time on it at all.  Not that I blame him, but it's depressing.

On a related note, I now know far more about Ancient Egypt than I ever had reason to learn before, including mythology, standard clothing, a bit of weaponry, typical house layouts, and apparently grammar and vocabulary.  I finally made myself stop "researching" when I realized I was trying to teach myself how to read hieroglyphs.

And I've been commissioned to do some more calligraphy, this time an entire booklet.  Today I spent time making sure that the paper that will become my pages was folded exactly in half, and drawing margins.  It doesn't get much more exciting than that... unless you actually do want to watch the corn grow or the paint dry.

Ah, bookmaking - the hobby for really really fussy people.

Yeah, that's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. That's a shame about your husband. My husband is usually my beta-reader. I don't *always* take his suggestions, but I think about them.