September 10th, 2017

To WriMo or Not to WriMo -That is the Question

Many moons ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo, but did not finish it - only got up to 10,000 words and that had been a bit laboured. For the first time in well over a decade, I had a look at the website - my, how things have changed.

So - basically, are there any veteran NaNos out there in LJ world? If so, how did the previous NaNo events go and did you succeed in your endeavours? I am seriously considering doing this, though I haven't got a clue what I am going to write about.

Tori Amos Weekend IX - Bells For Her

I wrote a short story called Blanket Friends, which (like Amos' intention of this track) is about the end of a friendship.  Now friendships can ebb and flow, some lose contact with little to no affect.  Others can be especially painful - for me, it was specifically one.  I had to write it out of my system, using the lyrics to Bells For Her.  It was such a betrayal, one I could not forgive.  Because guys aren't supposed to do that, do they?

Amos discusses her experience
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I can wholeheartedly understand what she went through.  I haven't fell out with many people in my life, but when this one did, it unravelled years of history between us and I felt a pain that has never been replicated.  Like someone tore a strip out of my heart. When I drew how it felt, my heart had mandarin scar tissue formed on it.  I shredded both picture and story years later - but it is funny how somethings still sting.
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This is, something very similar has come full circle - and I (still) can't stop what's coming, I can't stop what is on it's way...

Tori Amos New Release - Up the Creek

The reason for the Tori Amos Weekend was generated by the release of her latest work (apologies re sticking to her first two albums - I haven't really listened to the rest - it is just they were important to me when they were released circa mid nineties).  In a Guardian interview, she discusses  getting back to her Native American roots, her menopause and her views on US violence.

The Guardian article is HERE