200 pages of revision=blog party for myself

I hit my 200th page of my Marginally OK Second Draft tonight, which means that I have about 150 pages left and then hopefully somebody will read it and I get to revise all over again...Anyways. Here's my reaching 200 pages party.First, gratuitous current crush picture. It's from Wimbledon, which opened yesterday. It's just candid … Continue reading 200 pages of revision=blog party for myself

The London Season: 19th century society

Almack's, from¬†http://www.regrom.com/2008/10/05/regency-hot-spots-almacks/For the fashionable people and the social climbers of centuries past, the London Season was the highlight of the social year.Parliament was in session. Debutantes were presented at Court and had their debut balls.¬†Royal Ascot occurred during the Season, as did the Derby, and the regatta. Calls were paid, routs and balls were thrown, … Continue reading The London Season: 19th century society

Never Seconds, and the time Sunflower’s article was banned in school

Let me tell you a little story about a school paper called The Beacon. I was on that paper, in high school, for two years. I wrote several articles in it, as well as copyediting bits and pieces as needed. Our advisor was very fond of reminding us not to plagiarize.One day, our advisor told … Continue reading Never Seconds, and the time Sunflower’s article was banned in school