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In Process: May 2022

   Wind/Water/Salt Chapters 39-51:  Still n eed to take up comments and revise.  Persephone  (probably not its real name): I did a couple of thousand words, worked on it ten days in the month.  Short Stories:  Worked on one (the same one I was working on last month) a lot more, put it on the workshop.  Critted  9  Got back  6 Submissions  1  Out there  1  Rejects  0 Knitting Striped long-sleeved t-shirt  (self).  Started the month with nine inches below the armholes, finished with 15 inches, so I'm 2" from the hem.  Tay Tartan cardigan  (Martin Storey). Started the month about a half-inch from the armholes, with one sleeve cuff done. Finished the second cuff, so the intarsia is done. Turned back to the first sleeve and did an inch of the fair isle.          Extra Whip socks  (Coffeehouse knits). Finished the third sock. Started the fourth.  Queen's Gambit skirt: Ironed and hemmed and it's done. It came out shockingly well, for all the trouble it caused.    
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What I read: May 2022

Apparently I've given up on trying to read in these pictures, let's see if I can do better next month.  LHC #167: "Missing Soluch" by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, translated by Kamran Rastegar. I ought to acknowledge the translators more often here; they're integral to the experience. Anyway, I read book 1 of this (it's divided into 4 books, about 100 pages each) and found it unrelentingly depressing. Then partway through book 2, I started to wonder if I was misunderstanding completely and it was actually supposed to be funny?  LHC #168: "Legends of the Fire Spirits" by Robert Lebling. Hard copy! I read most of this on vacation.  LHC #169: "Moon of the Crusted Snow" by Waubgeshig Rice. eBook. Pretty fun.  LHC #170: "Automatic Reload" by Ferrett Steinmetz . eBook. I quite enjoyed it. Not something I could write, I think, which makes me sort of jealous. The characters and their issues were so embedded in the story! 

In process: April 2022

  Wind/Water/Salt Chapters 39-51:  Still n eed to take up comments and revise.  Persephone  (probably not its real name): Now that it's a paranormal romance, I've written a lot of words.  Short Stories:   I worked on one quite a bit. In addition, the boy set me a homework to pick a story prompt and do that, so I worked on it, and he did it the same prompt too, which was fun. Then one evening I was trying to add to my list of markets and realized that I had a deadline of 2 days to finish something that I had been sitting on for like two months. D'oh!  Critted  11  Got back  0 But in fairness I didn't post anything.  Submissions  1  Out there  1  Rejects  0 Knitting Striped long-sleeved t-shirt  (self).  Started the month just before the increases towards the hem. Maybe I did 3 inches? I only work on it when we watch The Expanse.  Tay Tartan cardigan  (Martin Storey). Started the month about a half-inch from the armholes, with one sleeve barely started. Finished the cuff

What I read: April 2022

  LHC #163: "Mycroft Holmes" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother written by a basketball genius? What could go wrong? Not enough girls, but whatever.  LHC #164: "Passing Strange" by Ellen Klages. Delightful!  LHC #165: "The Angel of the Crows" by Katherine Addison. By a weird fluke, this is another Sherlock Holmes, this time where Sherlock is an angel named Crow, and Watson is a doctor who was maimed by a fallen in Afghanistan named Doyle. I was thinking there weren't enough girls in this story, but changed my mind later.  LHC #166: "A Stranger in Olondria" by Sofia Samatar.  I read the first 20% thinking nothing was ever going to happen, it was all just going to be sunshine and light. I don't know why this bothered me; it's a complaint people make about my stories all the time, that nothing happens. Anyway, plenty happened in the end. I liked its attitude towards humanity; most people came

What I read: March 2022

 LHC #160: "Touba and the meaning of night" by Shahrnush Parsipur. I imagine it was listed in Reading Lolita in Tehran. I've got a few things on the list bunched together that are from that (My uncle Napoleon was too I'm sure). It was very good but took me a ridiculous amount of time to read.  Book by a friend from VP. Not published yet, but I think it will be big. It was crazy long, though.  LHC #161: "The Watchmaker of filigree street" by Natasha Pulley. No idea why it was on my list, but I loved it.  LHC #162: "Vengeful" byVE Schwab. I read Vicious the year it came out. The boy strongly recommended this. His book club is reading her latest! Maybe I should move that one up my list too.  Anyway, after a few chapters I read a synopsis of Vicious so would remember who all these people were. Then I devoured this. 

In process: March 2022

  Wind/Water/Salt Chapters 39-51:  Still n eed to take up comments and revise.  Persephone  (probably not its real name): I've spent a lot of time in denial that this is a paranormal romance, but now I'm accepting it, and looking at what beats I need, etc.  Short Stories:   Critted  12  Got back  3   Submissions  0  Out there  0  Rejects  0 Knitting Striped long-sleeved t-shirt  (self).  Started the month about eight inches below the armholes on the body (knit top-down). I feel like I'm still at that point now, but it can't be true. Anyway, I'm not doing decreases anymore, it's only increases from here to the bottom.  Tay Tartan cardigan  (Martin Storey). Started the month four inches from the armholes, knitting the body in one piece.  Now I'm about a half-inch from the armholes and have started a sleeve so I can attach them when the time comes.  Extra Whip socks  (Coffeehouse knits). Finished the first sock and the cuff, heel, and gusset of the second.  Que

In process: February 2022

  Wind/Water/Salt Chapters 38:  Took up comments.     Chapters 39-51:  Still n eed to take up comments and revise.  Persephone  (probably not its real name): Went back to the start to fill in rather a lot of missing scenes. Not sure what the point to them is, but some of the information is important. This section of the novel needs another layer of something going on rather than just the obvious. I'll keep working until I figure out what that is, I guess.  I also seem to have gotten to the limit of what Google Docs can do as a single file, so I broke it into 4, and it's much more searchable now.  Short Stories:   Found a market for another one, so I posted it as-is to the OWW for commentary.  Critted  8  Got back   6   Submissions  0  Out there  0  Rejects  0 Knitting Striped long-sleeved t-shirt  (self).  Started the month about four inches below the armholes on the body (knit top-down). It's really boring, so I just work on it while watching TV. That netted me about 4 inc