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Links & Accomplishments, 10/30/2016 to 11/5/2016

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As I write this, I have just finished A Lioness Embarked, the novel project I’ve been working on, in some form or another, for the past three years. It doesn’t go on this list, because today is Sunday, but for completeness’ sake, I mention it, because that’s where my head is. I’ll write more about that later this week, including asking for beta readers.

Links

Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain. I am a great fan of the poet Mary Oliver, even if she has a reputation these days for being too sentimental. In any case, I love this quote: “I did not think of language as the means to self-description. I thought of it as the door — a thousand opening doors! — past myself. I thought of it as the means to notice, to contemplate, to praise, and, thus, to come into power.”

Accomplishments

Writing
– Wrote 4,609 words on Lioness
– Attended writing group
– Wrote two blog posts: Civil war in 1844 – Review of Dragonwyck (1946) and I Returned to Azeroth and All I Was This Soul-Reaping Scythe

Media
– Listened to Writing Excuses 11.39-11.40
– Got Silbuns to 110. Woohoo! (actually happened last week, but I forgot)

Social
– Was a bridesmaid in Mel and Will’s wedding (congrats!)

Health
– repeated Zombies Run Week 2, workout 1
– did Zombies Run Week 3, workout 2
– Took 1.4mi walk