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25th-Nov-2016 10:29 am - NaNo2016: Word of the Day 25-30
Nov. 25  wordcount: 40,121
Merriam Webster word of the day: genteel

adjective: 1 a: of or relating to the gentry or upper classCollapse )

Nov. 26  wordcount: 41,504
Merriam Webster word of the day: wistful

adjective: 2 : musingly sad : pensiveCollapse )


Nov. 27  wordcount: 43,826
Merriam Webster word of the day: dynasty

noun: 1: a succession of rulers of the same line of descentCollapse )

Nov. 28  wordcount: 45,012
Merriam Webster word of the day: vicissitude

noun: 2b : a difficulty or hardship usually beyond one"s controlCollapse )

Nov. 29  wordcount: 48,117
Merriam Webster word of the day: cabbage

verb: steal, filchCollapse )

Nov. 30  wordcount: 50,026
Merriam Webster word of the day: soporific

adjective: 1 a : causing or tending to cause sleepCollapse )

Aaaaaaaand done! *tosses manuscript in the drawer* It can come out when its closer to what I was imagining when I started.
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1st-Nov-2016 10:22 am - NaNo2016: Word of the Day 1-6
Nov. 1  wordcount: 1702
Merriam Webster word of the day: gravid

adjective: 1: pregnantCollapse )

Nov. 2  wordcount: 2832
Merriam Webster word of the day: temerarious

adjective: marked by temerity : rashly or presumptuously daringCollapse )


Nov. 3  wordcount: 5152
Merriam Webster word of the day: echelon

noun: 2b: a group of individuals at a particular level or grade in an organizationCollapse )

Nov. 4  wordcount: 6239
Merriam Webster word of the day: dicker

verb: to bargainCollapse )

Nov. 5  wordcount: 7716
Merriam Webster word of the day: cavalcade

noun: 1a: a procession of riders or carriagesCollapse )

Nov. 6  wordcount: 9752
Merriam Webster word of the day: mollify

verb: 1: to soothe in temper or disposition : appeaseCollapse )
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30th-Oct-2016 04:44 pm - NaNo2016: An anticipation
Flying Horse
by Meltintalle
NaNoWriMo 2016


As long as flying horses have called Kalivi Mountain home there has been an Auberg to watch over them. But Klara and Karl are the last of the Aubergs and too young to stay on Kalivi on their own. Uncle Alaric insists they come stay with him in Delchin, but there the king wants the flying horses for his war. Can Klara protect the herd that trusted her and save her family legacy?


first proposed here
(it hasn't changed much; I've just added a subplot stolen from Hans Christian Anderson's The Tinderbox, a family on a boat that I think I stole from The Deerslayer, decided that my undead (not-dead? time-travelling?) folk hero and heroine get to make cameo appearances, and I'm trying to figure out how to work a Toad-escaping-from-gaol Wind in the Willows reference into the boat sequence... basically, it's a mess but on the bright side I have a detailed outline for the first two-thirds of the story and an expectation of how the ending will go down. Whether the ending is SATISFYING, however... XD)
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16th-Jul-2016 01:30 pm - Leatherworking #1


I saw the idea on Pinterest and went, "Oh, I know someone who might have the tools to accomplish this..."

Turns out my sisters are awesome and have the comparable stamp sets and one was willing to walk me through the process. I couldn't set the smaller type in straight lines, but it's more than adequate as a first attempt.

It took about two and a half hours to complete, though the sealer will have to dry for a whole day.
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3rd-Dec-2015 03:51 pm - NaNo2015: A retrospective
SHINY DISTRACTION!!!Collapse )

...On the other hand my chosen project was supposed to be a slightly more dieselpunk manuscript:

LutherburgCollapse )
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30th-Nov-2015 12:30 pm - NaNo2015: Word of the Day 25-30
Nov. 25  wordcount: 44,002
Merriam Webster word of the day: dyed-in-the-wool

adjective: thoroughgoing, uncompromisingCollapse )

Nov. 26  wordcount: 44,759
Merriam Webster word of the day: Xandau

noun: an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious placeCollapse )

Nov. 27  wordcount: 46,027
Merriam Webster word of the day: minatory

adjective: having a menacing qualityCollapse )

Nov. 28  wordcount: 47,505
Merriam Webster word of the day: colligate

verb: 2: to subsume (isolated facts) under a general conceptCollapse )

Nov. 29  wordcount: 50,008
Merriam Webster word of the day: emeritus

adjective: 2: retired from an office or positionCollapse )

Nov. 30  wordcount: 51,748
Merriam Webster word of the day: paragon

noun: a model of excellence or perfectionCollapse )
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