Time to celebrate!

November was such a busy month that I didn’t do any journalling. But now, with the draft of g0ddesses.net wrapped up, it seems like a good time start up again.

So …

Wow, what a month. I wrote a novel! Well, at least a draft of one … 75,000 words. g0ddesses.net needs a lot of work of course, but still: I’m pretty darned happy about it. D got her novel done too, and I can wait to read it. Yay us! Tonight’s the end of NaNoWriMo, and we’re having champagne to celebrate celebrating. Thanks to ladysheishou and the [community profile] nano_writers community. Dedication and links to some excerpts below.

And that’s not the only reason to celebrate. We made great progress on Tales from the Net this month, and the second half of the month was filled with activism. On the night before Thanksgiving, after National Opt Out Day, my Facebook profile said “i heart the grassroots” and wow it’s true. I think when we look back at what just happened we’ll realize that heroes across the country stood up and said “enough is enough”. The organizing happened on message forums, blogs (including me on I Will Opt Out and Pam’s House Blend), Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, tribe.net, and email; social networks really are the the future of civil liberties. I’m proud to have been a part of it and looking forward to working together as we fight for our rights.

So all in all, a great month. Pass the champagne!

to the many Muses who inspire and help me to create
to all the goddesses who grace the story with their presence
and to the anomaly, for 25 amazing years
i hope the story proves worthy of you all!

Come then, I pray, grant me surcease from sorrow,
Drive away care, I beseech thee, O goddesses
Fulfil with me what I yearn to accomplish,
Be thou my allies.

(after Sappho)

Excerpts: What a weekend, Dinner with D, Plumage of the Vanities, You won’t tell everybody I’m a wimp from Seattle, will you?, Moonlets in the Morning, Muses, Moirae, and a TWIST, A long night, The big meeting, Meetings, bloody meetings, Mixed reviews, And there’s a shopping allowance!, A cluttered schedule, Kicking off my heels, Any meeting you can walk away from is a good meeting, Are you starting to see what I’m getting at?, A missive from D, Live from the Killing Fields

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