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Nano 2015!

Nano is fast approaching. This year, my friend and I are going to try something a little different. Since we’re both busy with various things and this is her first official try for Nano, we’re going to go halfsies. Yep, she is writing one half and I am writing one half–in the form of a penpal letters back and forth. I’m looking forward to it. I think we’ll put together a cohesive tale between the letters. 🙂

Rachel Aseltine R.A. Aseltine is an author and roleplayer living in California with her husband, guinea pig, and five cats.

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Good News, Everyone!

Well, the good news is that Haru’s lump (see previous blog post) has gone down by a lot. I noticed it was shrinking but today I couldn’t even find it! The vet thinks it might have just been a swollen lymph node. The antibiotics really seem to be doing the trick, so I think he’ll be just fine. Yay! Color me relieved.

Anyway, as I mentioned a while back on Facebook, I am currently in the planning stages of my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) book. I’m going in a very different direction this year. Rather than go with fantasy again (I don’t seem to connect to fantasy the way I want to), I’ve decided to try my hand at horror. This will be ah, interesting, to say the least but I have a couple of really fun ideas percolating. I guess you’ll have to wait until November to see which idea I end up going with! *wink*

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Transient

The following is for a character prompt exercise. I was given five words to use in two paragraphs. I might have cheated a little with the one word dialogue paragraph. Shhh.

My words: School, tropical, glass, benefit, hands.

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Creak. The chair groaned and squeaked beneath him as he leaned forward, hands wrapping slowly around the glass sitting in front of him. How long had it been? Two whole years. Sobriety never did agree with him. I’m not getting drunk, he told himself. It’s just one drink. Amber liquid swirled as he lifted the glass to his lips, finishing off its contents. Ahh… He closed his eyes, head bowed. Clink. He pushed the glass back and away.

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