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Other than submitting my art to the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show for next summer (wish me luck: they select the artists and pieces to display by March), I have had a restful holiday. Finished Among Others, by Jo Walton, a thoroughly enjoyable read, and started 419 by Will Fergusson, Read a little Asimov’s, and worried away at my traditional Christmas jigsaw puzzle. I only allow myself a jigsaw puzzle once

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Yes, two weeks of holiday–a motorcycle trip with stunning views of the Rockies was fodder for not only writing ideas (have to think when you spend 8 hours out of communication with EVERYTHING on a motorcycle) but about 15 sketches–and a great trip to visit relatives down east. In spite of that, I did finish the first draft of a 9,200 word novelette that I am quite pleased with. Edits, then submit!

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I’ve been loving the painting so much it has taken me this long to get back to short fiction, but I’m back! (with 12 finished–and framed–paintings and 3 more half done. Am I manic?). Also, got my crit for my novel last Tuesday and I’m really charged up about it. So much to do, and so little time. I’m away doing three different family things 5 days this week which will be fun, but it slows down the progress on writing, that’s for sure.

Oh, and Renovation is going to use me as a workshop critiquer! I was so pleased to have my work critiqued by professionals back at Worldcon in Anaheim five years ago, this is my opportunity to repay the work. Looking forward to it!

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