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The problem with plans…

The problem with plans…

Yeah, NaNoWriMo fizzled out on me this year. I got to about half way through the month before I could no longer avoid the lumbering grey metafauna dancing a jig in the middle of the room. I was putting down words just for the sake of putting them down. I’d slipped out of Bad First …

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Ready for NaNoWriMo?

Ready for NaNoWriMo?

I am. Oh, I so am. Which means I’m so totally not, but I’m hyped for it anyway, because I love NaNoWriMo and will do it any year it can possibly be slotted into the work schedule. I’ve no idea how I’ll manage it this year. I’m working full time, have two kids under 5 …

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Care deeply and DGAF

Care deeply and DGAF

if you’re going to create anything, you must care deeply about it. You must be emotionally invested in it with everything you’ve got. It’s a part of you, it’s your artistic, creative baby. You’ve got to care for this work with all your soul.

And once you send it out into the world, you’ve somehow got to be able to forget about it and not give a fuck.

My other career is all buzzwords

My other career is all buzzwords

Like much about me, my career is just a little left-of-centre of the strict GLAMR thing, with a big focus on data, information & knowledge management, and not so much Museums or Galleries. So it’s kind of ILARKDM. Or something. Look, acronyms, like metaphors, should never be examined too closely. They’ll only end up disappointing you.

So. The female Dr Who thing.

So. The female Dr Who thing.

I have opinions on the new Dr Who announcement, specifically on the Dr being a chick, and just because I haven’t watched the show for some years doesn’t mean I don’t have a right to shout my opinions into the cyber-void like the rest of the geek-minded world. So, here goes. As a feminist and …

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Reading post-kids

Reading post-kids

When I was preggo for the first time, I got a lot of tips and warnings and advice on what my life would be like after the baby came along. None of which prepared me in the slightest, by the way. Anyway, the one thing nobody actually bothered to warn me about, but which I could have used the warnings for, was just how dramatically having kids would impact on my reading choices.