I haven’t been blogging much lately. Actually, I haven’t been blogging at all. I suppose it’s been the combination of a new job, new apartment, massive life changes, etc. that have made me stay away from my own website. But not anymore!

Because November is National Writing Month, and goshdarnit I’m gonna participate. To the absolute best of my ability. The first thing I did was pledge to complete NaNoWriMo. I won’t lie—I’m a bit behind. But I’ve also been writing at a breakneck pace to catch up, and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m writing a young adult fantasy novel (about a 16-year-old girl named Iphigenia who lives in the Hudson Valley!) and so far, things are going pretty well. Having never written a novel before, it’s all new and weird and scary, but it’s also been the best therapy I can imagine.

So while my blog will still probably get neglected in favor of the much bigger project, I do want to post more often. And in honor of that, here’s something wonderful I saw today: A stylized Smiths poster from Hunting Bears. It’s going on my Christmas gift list, though I have no idea who I would give it to (yet!). Even though the “good times for a change” line is terrifically applicable to my life right now, I am really crushing on this print. Too bad it’s sold out—it’s one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite songs in my (current, because this changes daily) color. So much favoritism! Maybe when it comes back I can get one for my new walls.

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