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Well, Something’s Flowing Around Here November 11, 2011

Posted by J. in Genius.
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Turns out I might be better at this word-spewing thing that I previously thought.  I’m on day 11 of NaNoWriMo and I’m more than 20K words into the story.  I’m a full day ahead of schedule, which is good because it gives me a little breathing room for days like tomorrow when I’m going to be at a craft fair all day and knitting and shilling instead of writing.

I like doing craft fairs, but it’s not going to be a good year for me.  Part of it is that I just don’t have the inventory on my table.  Again, with the custom orders taking up all my time.  My usual modus operandi of cranking out stuff, dropping it into a box, and selling the hell out of it at a later date.  Not so much these days.

But before I forget, THE BRAIN HAT WENT NATIONAL.

I made it for the lovely and effervescent April Winchell of Regretsy.  She posted one night that she saw a picture of a hat like that and wanted one for her upcoming trip to Finland.  So, I made it and sent it to her.  And she talked about it a bit on her little website.  (The password to get in is “cf4l”.)  And she linked to my shop, which is where I’ve been fielding requests for brain hats all week.  I had to put it in my shop announcement that I’m not making any more for the time being, and then respond to the 30 or so people asking for one of their own.

I’m not a sweatshop.  Never will be.

I’ve taken a few more non-brain special orders and I’m officially booked for Christmas gift giving.

So tomorrow’s fair day will likely be less about sales and more about having time to do nothing but knit, with no computer in front of me to lure me into writing more of my lil’ novel thingy.  Of course right now I’m finding myself ready, willing, and able to keep going right now, but I really have to start loading the car to go set up.

I wonder if Jane Austen had to deal with this kind of shit.

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