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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-23 05:52
Subject: [writing] A story, this morning
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Tags:calendula, cancer, health, personal, stories, writing
Right brain woke me up at 3 am (after seven hours' sleep, so this was okay) and demanded to write a story. The idea was an offshoot of a conversation between calendula_witch and I yesterday. So from 3 to 5 am, I wrote 3,500 words and finished a draft of "Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors", a story about cancer and faerie. Gee, much on my mind?

The part I'm happiest about is this is only the second time I've tried to write from scratch since the surgery in November. Gotten a lot of productive revision and rewriting done, but that's a different process for me. I have no idea if this piece is any good, I'll let my first readers tell me that.

But damn me, I wrote something. And I feel good about it. Fuck cancer.

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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-02-23 14:12 (UTC)
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Carcinoma faeries?
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User: jess_ka
Date: 2010-02-23 14:25 (UTC)
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Go Jay! Hooray for Jay writing. I hug you muchly.
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
User: matociquala
Date: 2010-02-23 14:28 (UTC)
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User: adelheid_p
Date: 2010-02-23 14:45 (UTC)
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Happy making post! Take that cancer!
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User: rovanda
Date: 2010-02-23 15:41 (UTC)
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scarlettina: Fantastic!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-02-23 15:47 (UTC)
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Writing! Yay!

Fuck cancer!
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They Didn't Ask Me: writing-winslet-1-bw
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2010-02-23 15:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"a story about cancer and faerie" -- make that cancer shit pay, dammit!

Dr. Phil
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Deanne: yeah
User: deakat
Date: 2010-02-23 17:15 (UTC)
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Wiktory! Congrats on the draft!
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-02-23 17:18 (UTC)
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That's wonderful. F*ck cancer indeed.
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Judith Agrathea
User: agrathea
Date: 2010-02-23 17:55 (UTC)
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Good on'ya! How exciting.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-02-23 18:53 (UTC)
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Glad you wrote something. That's the best thing of all for a writer.
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Twilight: Scarlet Witch
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-02-23 19:57 (UTC)
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Keyword:Scarlet Witch
Yea @jay_lake FTW!!! (wow - been twittering all morning...)
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User: swan_tower
Date: 2010-02-23 21:25 (UTC)
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Fuck cancer indeed! And hooray for short stories.
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User: desperance
Date: 2010-02-23 22:42 (UTC)
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yay! *does the Fuck Cancer dance*
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