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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Much has changed in the time between today and last year's Thanksgiving, but y'know, I find that I'm still thankful for the same things, and I consider myself extremely lucky to still have them to be thankful about.

Therefore, I'm going to repeat my Thanksgiving post from last year. If I never have to change this list in the years to come, I will consider my life blessed.

Things I am thankful for:
1. My husband, Matthew. He is my best friend, the love of my life, and my soul mate. He can make me laugh, a gift I cherish more and more in this scary world, and he holds me when I cry. His sense of whimsy delights me, and his intellect thrills me. He completes me in every way. He is my shelter, my harbor, and my sanctuary.
2. Hobkin, for all the love and trust the little fuzzwit warms my life with every day. And the cuteness. Mustn't forget the cuteness.
3. Family. Something I have not been able to be thankful for for a very large chunk of my existence--so long I'd almost forgotten how comforting it is to be able to have people who love me as a daughter and sister. I'm thankful for the reminder and the reality.
4. My friends: near, far, offline and on.
5. That my health, as crappy as it is, isn't worse, as it could so easily be. I can dance, hear the music which is my husband's laughter, see the adorable fuzzy beastie frisking at my feet, and hold them both close. Not everyone is that fortunate. And I am thankful that I can afford the medicines that keep me (mostly) well.
6. That I have the ability to compose creations of prose that I believe in and that others believe in (and that they want to pay me for). While my storytelling and literary skills are far below many people's whose work I admire, I am improving year by year.
7. My beautiful home where I may run around in panda slippers and nothing else, and it's all good.
8. That I am not hungry or cold.
9. That I believe in and love myself, a state hard won.
10. That I have the freedom to chase my bliss, even if I don't exercise that freedom all the time.


Writing Stuff

My Carnifex Press interview has been published. The formatting seems a bit off--all of my italics were lost and every time there's a website URL, a line return follows it, which looks weird--but it's up. Go read. There was shameless plugging.

New Words: -600 on "Rue and Ruin." Yes, I'm going backward. My anxiety over the length overcame me, and I spent yesterday doing a rigorous editing pass on the story to-date. Feeling better about it, as I did indeed pare off some bloat, but I still have at least two scenes left, and under 2K to do them in.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
10,015 / 12,000

Club 100 For Writers

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On November 24th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC), sallytuppence commented:
Happy Thanksgiving, Eugie!
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On November 25th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Happy day-after-Thanksgiving!!
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On November 24th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni commented:
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Eugie! :)

PS: have you caught up with your email yet? :D
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On November 25th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
And I hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving!

"PS: have you caught up with your email yet?"

Erm, sort of. Are you waiting on an email from me?? Eep.
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On November 25th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
yes :D

I'm hoping to drag you away from your laptop long enough to take you to lunch and talk about Ann's class and the writing competition :D
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On November 25th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Oh my god!! You're Geoff! I so didn't realize. (Did you tell me this LJ was you and I totally spaced on that tidbit of info?) I'm so sorry! Your email was totally buried in my intray. I'm very glad you reminded me! An email will be on its way to you very shortly.

Gah. My brain is turning to sludge.
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On November 24th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC), queenoftheskies commented:

What a beautiful list of things you're thankful for.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
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On November 25th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!
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On November 24th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC), wistling commented:
Happy Thanksgiving!

And thanks for the plug in the interview!
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On November 25th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Happy Thanksgiving, Tony! And you're very welcome.
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On November 24th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC), norilana commented:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :-)
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On November 25th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! I hope you had a fantastic one as well!
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On November 24th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC), tstauffer commented:
Holiday Greetings & Carnifex
Happy Turkey Day! Or rather Tofurkey Day for you guys. :) I'm off to my mother-in-laws to Columbus, GA. I'm expecting a peaceful drive since we now have a portable DVD player for the truck to keep the three boys busy.

Oh, in case you didn't know, Carnifex Press is accepting submissions for an upcoming anthology with the theme of 'Pests.' The info should be on their website. I sent them my rat story "Trapped." Just waiting to hear back.

Hugs to both of you.

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On November 25th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Holiday Greetings & Carnifex
Hugs back! I hope you had (are having?) a great time at your mother-in-laws! Thanks for the Carnifex info. I've got something with them for their "Trenches" antho but I don't have an appropriate "Pest" story . . . yet.
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On November 24th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
Sounds like a good life, Eugie. Happy Thanksgiving! :D
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On November 25th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Maggie! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
On November 25th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC), faerie_writer replied:
I did, Eugie, but the Canadian Thanksgiving was back in October. You wacky Americans having it a *month* before Christmas. Hee. Hee. ;)
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On November 25th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Oops! Bad Ameri-centric Eugie! Of course it was. Now I feel inordinately silly.
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