clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: stories last longer)
Hi and welcome to my Dreamwidth journal! The main thing I post here is original fiction.

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The Many Worlds of Clare K. R. Miller )

The March

Jan. 21st, 2017 08:30 pm
clare_dragonfly: Claudia from Warehouse 13 all in purple, text: if I only could make a deal with God (WH13: Claudia: deal with god)
The Women's March on Washington was incredible. While I was in it, I mostly felt stressed and overwhelmed, because crowds and I do not get along. But I'm glad I pushed through that and went.

Seeing all the women (and men, and people of other genders, and dogs), all the signs, all the images and news headlines, all the marches around the world, makes me feel really proud and inspired to have been involved. To have helped make history.

Sigh

Jan. 20th, 2017 09:00 pm
clare_dragonfly: Prentiss from Criminal Minds grimacing, text: well, this sucks (CM: Prentiss: this sucks)
So tired.

...Part of this is hormones.

Anyway, I'll be marching tomorrow, in solidarity with women and people of other genders in DC, in the country, and in the world.

Books!

Jan. 19th, 2017 08:44 pm
clare_dragonfly: A red rose laying on an open book, text: read a book (Reading: read a book)
First off, I'm feeling just fine today. My teammates were both back at work, but they both went home early. I'm hoping my immune system continues to rally!

I read a blog post yesterday on keeping a reading journal (I can't find it again because I read the darn thing at work). I thought it was a great idea and immediately started one in my bullet journal. The author of the blog post keeps her reading journal separate from her bullet journal, but I didn't like the idea of lugging around a second journal, and I don't think I'll write as much as she does.

Of course, today I forgot to bring it to work, so I didn't write anything during my lunchtime reading. I'm not sure I would have anyway. One comment (on one of the three-plus books I'm reading) plus whatever I put on Litsy is probably enough...

Health

Jan. 18th, 2017 08:28 pm
clare_dragonfly: Prentiss from Criminal Minds grimacing, text: well, this sucks (CM: Prentiss: this sucks)
One of my teammates at work was out sick on Tuesday, and the other was out sick today. I hope I'm not next. I think my mild sore throat and dry mouth today can both be attributed to snoring last night...
clare_dragonfly: Prentiss from Criminal Minds grimacing, text: well, this sucks (CM: Prentiss: this sucks)
The day after a long weekend is the worst. My brain is in anxiety mode after three days of getting to sleep in as long as I felt like, so I slept like crap last night because I kept being afraid I would miss my alarm. I even had a dream within a dream of my alarm going off at the wrong time!

Ack

Jan. 14th, 2017 09:16 pm
clare_dragonfly: quill pen and spiral notebok (Writing: quill and notebook)
I can't think of anything to write! I'm so bad at this!

My friends are (hopefully, if the weather doesn't turn on us) coming over tomorrow to play board games, so maybe I'll have something to write about tomorrow XD

Ugh

Jan. 13th, 2017 07:58 pm
clare_dragonfly: A cartoon eight-year-old boy holds up a book and looks at it with shock and anger. (Calvin & Hobbes: angry book)
I'm pretty horrified by the leadership in my country.

Weather

Jan. 12th, 2017 09:18 pm
clare_dragonfly: Prentiss from Criminal Minds grimacing, text: well, this sucks (CM: Prentiss: this sucks)
Today's weather is quite warm and wet. My sinuses approve, but my logical mind does not. It's January and should be cold.

Also, it's predicted to be followed up by ice on Saturday, which a) is probably going to be too much for my poor sinuses to handle and b) will seriously mess with my plans with friends from two hours away, who are planning to come over and play board games all day.
clare_dragonfly: A red rose laying on an open book, text: read a book (Reading: read a book)
A friend on another forum put the idea into my head of making a Choose Your Own Adventure fitness program (for myself, using only workouts selected by me).

This is taking up way too much space in my brain and I wish I knew how to do it exactly the way I want...

Tuesday

Jan. 10th, 2017 09:29 pm
clare_dragonfly: I can stop knitting anytime. How about right after this skein? (Knitting: addict)
Tuesdays are too busy to write a real post! At least, they are while doing 31 Days of Yoga Revolution. Day job, craft group, yoga, fiction writing... and now it's pretty much time for bed.

Pens

Jan. 9th, 2017 09:09 pm
clare_dragonfly: quill pen and spiral notebok (Writing: quill and notebook)
The main pen I use in my bullet journal, a black Sharpie pen, is dying. I'm a little sad that I will soon have to change up my bujo routine (I'll probably just switch to the green Sharpie pen), but also kind of proud that I've journaled enough to use up a good pen.

...I may have messed it up a bit when first using it, because the nib (can you call it a nib when it's a marker pen?) is a bit squished, but still.

Blah

Jan. 8th, 2017 09:20 pm
clare_dragonfly: Prentiss from Criminal Minds grimacing, text: well, this sucks (CM: Prentiss: this sucks)
I slept badly last night, slept late in the morning, and have been feeling generally blah, frustrated, and behind all day.

LJ, WTF

Jan. 7th, 2017 10:50 am
clare_dragonfly: Reid standing with his hands together, text: the profile suggests that the UNSUB is an itsy bitsy spider. (CM: Reid: itsy bitsy spider)
I went to delete my LiveJournals and 80% of the page was in Japanese. I don't think I told the site I wanted to see things in Japanese... but it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility.

Either way, very confusing until I found the language toggle, since I mostly just know enough Japanese to recognize kana.

Work

Jan. 6th, 2017 09:00 pm
clare_dragonfly: This is ridiculous. What am I doing here? I'm in the wrong story. (Into the Woods: wrong story)
As I just mentioned to [profile] alex_seanchai, I work for the federal government (as an employee of a contractor company). I'm an editor, and it's awesome that they pay me to fix words! What's less awesome is that I work for an IT company, so I deal with a lot of very bad writing.

You'd think that working all week as an editor would make me more relaxed during my down time, but no, it's just made me hypersensitive.

However, I exercise self-control, and I almost never edit people's writing unless they pay me or explicitly ask me to. So, fear not, your posts are safe from me.
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: typewriter & notebook)
The prompt post is up here! This month's theme is resistance. It's open to anyone to prompt--so please feel free to head over there and leave a prompt (or leave one in the comments here)!

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Location

Jan. 5th, 2017 08:23 pm
clare_dragonfly: A woman's legs, knees together, text: Do you think I meant country matters? (Shakespeare: country matters)
So many comments on my last post! You guys like me! ♥

I don't think I ever posted about moving to Maryland, but that's where I live now, just about halfway between Baltimore and DC, in an apartment with my husband and my cat. I kind of hate the suburbs, but we live directly next door to a park (which is awesome) and within a short distance of a library, so it could be way worse. And it's growing on me.
clare_dragonfly: pink dragonfly in green frame, text: Clare (!Clare-Dragonfly)
OK, so, what with the friending meme (which I have yet to fill out) and in the spirit of 2017 being, apparently, full of challenges and new things for me, I've decided to do something I've been meaning to do for a long time: make myself write a post here every day, even if it's just one sentence, just to be writing something about my actual life. I've never been good at that, but maybe I'll get better. I have so many awesome Dreamwidth friends who actually write about themselves that it seems unfair to write so little about myself!

I'm making it a daily in Habitica, because otherwise there is just no way it's going to keep happening.

And that's my post for today. Bye!

...

Just kidding ;) My actual post for today is that I've been doing Adriene's 31-day Yoga Revolution and it's awesome.
clare_dragonfly: A red rose laying on an open book, text: read a book (Reading: read a book)
Goodreads says I read 100 books in 2016, and I'm not sure where the discrepancy comes from. I may not have listed all my Harry Potter rereads on my text list.

93. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin - *****
94. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life by Ivan T. Sanderson - DNF
95. Giant Days, Vol. 3 by John Allison - *****
96. Cold Magic by Kate Elliot - ***

For 2017 reading, i have two goals... or, well, one goal and a game!

2017: The Year of Finishing Series )
clare_dragonfly: This is ridiculous. What am I doing here? I'm in the wrong story. (Into the Woods: wrong story)
It is the day of Beltane, and I ride at the head—almost—of the Hunt.

Our real leader is my childhood best friend, Tanis, she of the red-gold hair and bone-fair face.

On the eve of this day I pledged to be her helpmeet, to ride at her back and aid her in her goal. I do not think she needs my help, for her steed is lithe and strong, and it is all I can do simply to stay close to her. But, though we have grown apart in recent years--she with her trolls and kelpies, me with my selkies and human children—she is still my best and oldest friend, and I would do anything for her.

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clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: typewriter & notebook)
The prompt post is up here! It's open to anyone to prompt--so please feel free to head over there and leave a prompt (or leave one in the comments here)!

If you pledge just $1 a month, you'll get to read the exclusive short story that I will post for Patreon supporters. If you pledge $3 a month, you'll get access to a monthly epub file including all the posted Chatoyant College chapters from the previous month as well as the Patreon story.

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