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#inktober success and bullet list of life

I have SO MUCH to blog about that I sit and look at my posting page in a stupor. So today is the bullet points just so it's all down.

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The weather has been seriously WTF. Rain. Freezing rain. Melting rain. Dribbles of snow. Our driveway turned into an ice luge and we had to hire someone to come out and gravel it because there was literally no way we were driving up otherwise.

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Show this weekend! Come find me at the UWA bazaar with new greeting cards, painted totes, mountains of hand-painted ornaments (my skeleton army rises again!), and a BRAND NEW COLORING BOOK!


You can download a free sampler page to print and color at the pre-order page.

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It's snow-unicorn month at Torn World, so watch for lots of new artwork and stories and such! Torn World site! There's a Muse Fusion the week of 13-19, so be thinking of prompts for me!

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I am sort of NaNoWriMoing - I have a story goal, though I'm not sure it will end up being 50k. My more modest goal is to keep up that habit of 500 words/day that served me so well on the last book, hitting 1000/day whenever I can. I'm about 1600 words in so far, and outlined to the end, and really quite delighted with how it's working out. I like the characters. I like the conflict. The magic is fun. I'm ellenmillion there if you'd like to add me as a buddy, but I'm not really using the site.

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I got the gym yesterday and am still trying to keep up with my P/T and remember to stretch several times each day. I think it's really working well.

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Halloween was delightful and rather low-key. We didn't get to go trick-or-treating (see above about weather and imagine freezing rain on hilly roads. No thank you). We did go to the Children's Museum for some Halloween-themed play, and treated ourselves to McDonald's afterwards, and Guppy got to eat all of her Halloween candy loot on the day (because it amounted to only 4 pieces, between the post office, a grocery cashier, and the Children's Museum). Guppy wanted to be Rapunzel, and had a dress that only needed a little alteration, and I made her a fabulous yarn wig with hot glue, a pair of old tights, an elastic chin strap, and a whole bunch of clearance and Value Village fake flowers. She wore it about five minutes the whole day.

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I won #inktober! I pinch hit a piece for the coloring book on Monday, and did the last four pieces Tuesday night. The last, in particular, is pretty phoned in, but I wasn't going to get that far and go to bed without winning it.


Click through for a bigger version. If you want to see any closer, just let me know! The Dreidel Dragon, the Pumpkin Kitty, and the Queen of Swords are sold, but the other originals are available. They range from $5 (the fur-tailed rat) to $300 (the 9x12 Folded City illustration). Most are in the $15 range, the Sketch Tarot cards are $20. Patreon patrons get half price!

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So today, I've got stuff to do:

*Graphics for the $9 November sale!
*Write more words!
*Graphics for Coloring Book launch!
*Eat lunch!
*Graphics for Snowy Month!
*Probably more stuff I'm forgetting!

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1619130.html

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