New Blog Name?!

I know, I know. Loni Townsend’s Blog is so… accurate. But I’ve recently stalked… er, read one of my critique partner’s guest post about bad blogging setups and realized that my blog name falls into the category of boring. So, Squirrel Talk. It was a play on “Girl Talk” and actually came to me years…

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Sketching

I decided to try my hand at sketching today. I’ve never done much in the way of “realistic” drawing, having spent most of my artistic time on anime-style cartoons. But I bought a brand new sketchbook last night and my pencil demanded I give it a try. The flaws taunt and torment me—the left eye…

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What I learned in 2012

It’s the last day of 2012. I’ve learned many things over the year, too many to really list, but here are the highlights: Life 1. Stop Crying People who have already raised children have been quick to offer advice about how to deal with temper tantrums. The one that I heard most often and used…

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End and Begin

Though NaNoWriMo is a challenge to obtain a certain word count in a limited time frame, to me it was much more than that. *Cue sappy music* I won not because my fingers hit so many keys to create a set number of separated letter groups. No, I won because I forged friendships I would’ve…

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Spotify

I decided to join Spotify some time back, but I never really paid much attention to how wonderful a product it actually is. I love music, dance constantly around my living room with my daughter, and have been looking for a decent playlist making system. Well hello! Spotify is great for making a playlist. And…

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Victory

I reached 50K. I danced. I celebrated. I patted myself on the back at my great accomplishment. After that, I started thinking about what I had written thus far and realized I didn’t like a character I had chosen to throw in because I didn’t know how to get rid of her and she kept…

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Halfway

I have heard of writer’s block. A couple of my critique partners have told me they have it. A nasty thing from the sounds of it. Writer’s block isn’t something I’ve struggled with. Probably because I’m a pantser and my story has been bumbling around in my head for 15 years, scratching and clawing its…

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The Cave

I had tried starting out NaNoWriMo by rewriting the beginning of RotT, just as an experiment to see how it compared. I found that I wasn’t very inspired and dropped that idea 700 words into it. I had already written about 20k worth of content towards RotT prior to November’s start, which doesn’t count towards…

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TMinus

NaNoWriMo commences in T Minus 66 minutes. I have meeted *cough*(yes, I know met is the proper term)*cough* and greeted eleven other local participants and it was an interesting mix of veterans and newbies. From all walks of life, we converged in a pizza parlor with one passion shared among us. Writing. I took my…

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