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Kristine Nielson
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Head cold
Blech. I hate colds. I feel like someone took a rasp to the back of my throat, and then, unsatisfied with that piece of mischief, pulled my brains out through my nose and then replaced them with cotton wool. The rest of my body feels fine, if about twice it...

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Thick skin
I do not normally have a thick skin. Indeed, I'm relatively think skinned, especially when it comes to my writing. Oh, I try to accept people's criticism but really whenever people tell me what parts of my writing they didn't like I hear, "you suck." I don'...

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Rejection
Being rejected is a good thing. It means you are trying. But it still hurts. I will pat myself on the back for trying. Finishing is its own success, and my story is a good one, it simply did not fit quite right or have quite the right ending or tone to tick...

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Sometimes
I just don't feel like writing. I'd rather do facebook (though I've unfollowed most people because that makes fb that much less time-sucking) and twitter and pinterest and TV and really anything but write. It's a sad, sad day when detailing the bathroom is ...

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Falling out of love with Goodreads
I used to love Goodreads. For a while I just LOVED finishing a book and putting it up and writing a few paragraphs on what I'd thought about it on Goodreads. I'd sometimes spend a couple of hours composing my little reviews, crafting the zingy sentences tha...

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More writing resources
I've got a new computer. Right now I'm not entirely sure where said new computer is (I lent it to my husband last night and haven't gotten it back yet) but in any case a new computer means I have to get used to a new keyboard and, in this case, a new operat...

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What I've been thinking about
I'm not writing much. I finished a very short (like 1000 words short) story last month and other than that I haven't finished much. I've poked and prodded and massaged a few things here and there but it's all been in little snippets of time that I can steal...

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Diversity resources I've discovered lately
Putting these here so I can find them later. Crash course in the history of black science fiction People of Colo(u)r destroy Science Fiction Essays Wikipedia entry on Fred Hampton (Black Panther)

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Lasagna
I am a good cook. There aren't many things in this world that I will
say I am just good at but you know, cooking is one of those things I
will fess up and say, I am good at this. I've spent years learning to
cook and learning how to cook better and bette...
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