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This Fun Is Serious

After a short break, I'm back! It only took about a month of reduced internet usage, in which I focused on opposite-of-linguistic experiences such as silent meditation, dance, a musical performance date with my loverman, and chasing a toddler, and I've managed to reach the halfway point of my Briars and Black Hellebore manuscript.

Spoiler alerts: Rosemary wakes up from her nap! Wannabe heroes arrive from all parts of the world to smash the curses of Vepres! Divergent prophecies compete for fulfillment while sexually frustrated characters also compete for... fulfillment!

I applied for an award that I did not win (and had very slim chances of winning), but my greatest fear has been averted: that upon receiving my rejection letter, I would feel so discouraged that I would fall out of love with my project. On the contrary, the rejection (and the anticipation of the rejection for a long while beforehand) got me thinking hard about all the weak spots in my current work and how I ca…