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…you spend your entire shower wondering whether the edge of a floating city would be for the poor people or the rich people. Like, is it desired because of the great view, or is it avoided because it’s so close to the drop? Follow up questions included:

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Madeleine (I’ve Never Had an Alice, M)

I might make #FictionFriday a thing since, you know, I FINISHED BOOK 1 YESTERDAY! Woohoo! But this is another short story from Nano 14. Did I ever explain I’ve Never Had an Alice? Basically, I realized one day that I’ve never had a character named Alice, and I ended up making up an entire list of names I’ve never used. And then my glorious coworker suggested that I should make all the stories connected, and they became world building for my novel. Well, not my novel exactly, but for a city in my world that never gets mentioned, so I wrote it a short story series. I’m pretty sure Madeleine happens before Quinn, but who really knows. Continue reading

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Shower Thoughts

I spent four hours in Starbucks yesterday, watching a glorious friend brainstorm a story for me. I had one paragraph of, “This plot is complicated and probably not in order.” She blew it up into a 7-page Google Doc, complete with little snippets of dialogue and all the ships and feels. So now I want to work on that, because it’s not something that’s going to be a proper book, and I miss posting on Wattpad. Writing group feedback is different and slightly discouraging. Continue reading

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