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February 22nd, 2013

Extended Vacation

The holiday weekend did a number on me, and by that I mean I read three and a half books over the course of four days. That might not seem like a huge number, but book #2 was A Memory of Light, so that ate up half of Saturday and almost the entirety of Sunday. I also went to the dentist and waited far too long at the DMV to get my driver’s license renewed.

Between the book reading, errands, and socializing (a service activity and people over for dinner and games), I did far less writing than I anticipated. MHEMS only got another 934 words over the course of two days. Those words took me through the end of chapter three. Right now I’m not sure how chapter four is going to work out, but I shall forge ahead regardless.

I am happy to report that The Fox Woman did not drive me to despair, though it and Fudoki (also by the same author) have provided me with lots of fun little details/inspiration/research topics for the Heian Era. I’m planning on finishing the latter book tonight so I can return it to the library tomorrow.

My goals for this week are to—gasp!—write more consistently and to post a review for City of a Thousand Dolls. (Hint: I liked it!) Also, Mary Beth has informed me that I need a working title for MHEMS as 1) the acronym is ugly and 2) she can’t ever remember what it stands for.

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