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Kadri, Sewing, and Sundries

A little overview of a new project (probably poorly presented, since I’m freaking exhausted right now), crafts, and possibilities.

There WILL be a Writing Life post on Friday!  I promise I’ll get better at this update thing.  For the last 2 months, I’ve been working six days a week, then I got sick and injured last week.  I just can’t seem to budget my time well, but I’m trying to improve. <3  I hope you all still love me.



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New Header! (And layout. Mostly header.)

The amazing Dave Magario was kind enough to create a BRANDY NEW header for G&L!  Isn’t it sexy!?  It is so sexy.  I’m in love with it.

I’ve mentioned Dave to you lot before, if you remember.  I posted about his tour dates and Kickstarter.   The man is multitalented, what can I say?  And now?  He’s venturing into the world of web design.  (Seriously, look at the header again.  It’s sexy.)  If any of you are looking for site work done, Dave is definitely my recommendation.   You can check out his Facebook page and contact him there if you have any questions!

Seriously.  Header.  *point*  It’s so sexy. >_<


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Announcement & Call for Opinions

Salut!  I’m here for advice this time around instead of being the one to give it.  It’s a nice change of pace when I’m not pretending I know absolutely everything, right?  I feel like maybe this will make me more personable.  =P

No, but seriously.  G&L’s 2 year anniversary is coming up on April 22, and I want to put this out in ample time.  What do you think G&L should do for its 2 year anniversary?  I’m a little torn and kind of frazzled about the whole ordeal.

So, tell me, what should I do to celebrate?  The three best responses will be put into a poll on Febuary 14 (yeah, yeah, Valentine’s Day, I know.  But because I’m a barren old spinster, I’m not observing it) and everyone will be able to take a vote.

So, then, what should G&L do to celebrate two great years on the web?  Don’t be shy!  I love suggestions!


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SOPA/PIPA Blackout

Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, G&L will black out, along with thousands of other websites, in support of the SOPA blackout.

Not familiar with SOPA/PIPA?  I urge you to check out the link provided.  I will be back on Thursday with the usual-Wednesday Writing Life post.


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Triumphant Return!

As promised, I’ve come back to you!  A new year, a new set of goals for Goggles & Lace, ladies and gents.  So, here’s the plan:

  • All of the Writing Life posts that you didn’t get throughout the last few months, due to the issue I had with WordPress’ scheduling feature, will be released every Wednesday as previously planned.  I’m reworking a few of them to make improvements so you get the best I can offer.
  • Letters from Blackford Hill returns on Thursday, January 5.  You get a new post on Thursday, and after that, it’ll continue every Monday.  LfBH should be concluded by the end of February-middle of March, and will be edited and offered in ebook format around June.
  • In March or April, Goggles & Lace will feature a new weekly series on Mondays to replace Letters from Blackford Hill.  So far, that series is top secret…. mostly because I haven’t the faintest idea what it is yet.  Something Steampunky, maybe.

Beyond G&L, I’ve taken on Milwordy, the challenge to write a million words in a year.  Anything productive counts, so expect to see a bit more from me here.  =]  If this can’t make me more productive, I’m at a loss for what might.

In any case, it’s great to be back!  I’ve missed you all, and I’m looking forward to getting back into commenting on all of your blogs as well!

2012, here we come!




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LfBH in print?

Two posts in one day, I know, I’m flooding you guys!

This is important, though, and it concerns you all, my amazing awesome readers. <3  I have a project in the works in my head, and I need your input.  I’m going to be trying a spiffy self-pubbing venture and I need to know what you think.  Should I edit and revamp LfBH and put that in print, or do you want to see a completely new piece of fiction from me?

I’ll be using IndieGoGo to raise funds to have the project completed and given decent cover art.   This is your chance to see LfBH in hard copy (or something else if you’ve all had enough of LfBH!)

Opinions, please! <3


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Update from Hell!

I know, I know, I’m awful this month.  Camp NaNoWriMo has completely consumed my soul.  Though, I have to say, it’s  coming into the end of week 2, and I’m still hopelessly in love with my story.  <3

Good news, though!  Next Wednesday, G&L is hosting a bitchin’ guest post by Jessi from A BA in BA!  And it’s going to be spiffy.  Writing Life is happy to have her, so get psyched, people!

Tomorrow is writing exercise day, and I have one planned, so you won’t be entirely without posts this month.  =]

Love you all!  Iamsofreakintired. ._.;


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Happy Independence Day – and other less pleasant things

Okay, so a quick, belated “Happy Independence Day” to my American readers. <3   Explosives and excessive amounts of alcohol are the American way.

A brief update on the e-book.  Calibre and I are not getting along.  I’m reformatting everything, and making it into a PDF with Scrivener.  Is that okay with everyone?  Does anyone need a different format?  I’ll do my best to accommodate, but you HAVE to let me know what you need.  I’m not psychic (though that would be pretty freakin’ cool).

AND WHAT IS THIS CASEY ANTHONY GARBAGE!?  I am so seething mad, I can’t even tell you….  So, a neglectful, soulless, lying bitch goes free and an innocent little girl gets no justice.  I’m so disgusted with the verdict of this trial, it’s maddening.  She may get four years with possible time served for lying to investigators.  What the hell do they think she lied for?

I’m not going to go on a rant here.  I just needed to vent a little of my anger.

BUT. I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day.  I’ll be posting a Writing Life installment tomorrow. <3  For all of you taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo, happy writing!  Good luck!


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Little Update

Salut, kids!  I know today is LfBH day, but I’ve been a bit busy.  Camp NaNoWriMo starts in three days, and I’ve been working hard on my project.  It’s currently untitled, but it’s going to be big, much bigger than I’ve written in the past.  In fact, it might even take up the entire two months of Camp NaNoWriMo.  So, here’s a list of what’s going to happen at G&L over the course of July and August:

  • Letters from Blackford Hill and Talion will be bi-weekly, with LfBH posting on July 4th and 18th and August 1st, 15th and 29th, and Talion posting July 9th and 23rd and August 6th and 20th.
  • Wednesdays will still be highlighting Writing Life, probably surrounding Camp NaNo.  We’ll see.  I may bump it to bi-weekly as well, if my project turns into too much to handle.
  • I’ll still be posting writing prompts on Fridays for everyone who isn’t taking part in Camp NaNo.

So, there you have it. <3  LfBH will be late this week.  I’ll post it tomorrow.  If you have any questions, feel free to visit my Contact page and send them my way.

Anyone else taking part in NaNoWriMo’s first-ever summer event?


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X Men: First Class 5 Point Review

1.  The comics always made Magneto seem like a melodramatic putz to me, but this movie honestly made me very sympathetic to his character and his cause.

2.  Moira MacTaggert as an American CIA agent?  No, thank you.

3.  James McAvoy did a much better job with the character of Charles Xavier than I was expecting.

4.  As with all comic book movies I’ve seen, they glossed over the storyline.  The friendship between Xavier and Lensherr wasn’t nearly as emphasized as it should have been.

5.  Ohohomygod Beast was adorable.  Like… a big blue stuffed animal… that will eat your face if you insult its fur.  Check plus.


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