Monday, February 11, 2013

in which this is my mortal coil

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I am so TIRED, and blogging has been rather sporadic lately, I know.  I'm always running late these days.  But I also feel like I have been pretty productive lately... maybe only by my own standards.  

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(coat: sears; jeans: pacsun; scarf: tjmaxx; tunic: zara; boots: seychelles; sunglasses: urban outfitters)

I had a surprise day off from work last week because I needed to get my car fixed, and I ended up really using my time wisely.  I drafted a query letter so that I could start sending the novel out to agents (although in the process I basically decided that it's not ready/isn't good enough, and I'm kind of okay with that... it's only the first pancake), and then I started the second novel that has been brewing in my mind for a while now.  This one has a much more concentrated focus and, well, plot, so I'm pretty excited about it.  

I'm toying with the idea of using my blog as a way to "write" certain sections of the book that I think could really benefit from outsider input.  I think it could be really fun!  So I'll get back to you on that.  I've been kind of struggling with where I want this blog to go, mostly because my life is about to change dramatically in a few months (if all goes as planned) and I want to find a way to transition into a blog that encompasses more than just what I am wearing.  After all, "clothes are but our outmost cuticle and mortal coil."

Yesterday I went snowboarding with my mom and brother and it was a beautiful, perfect day, and so much fun.  I really love spending a day on the mountain, and am so grateful to my mom for taking me along!  There is something so refreshing about winter sports, that I always forget until I am doing them.  I look forward to the day when I have land and can casually go outside and move around.  Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding... all so much fun!  And Vermont is just so beautiful.  I have such pride in my little home state, for so many reasons, but its beauty is certainly one of them.

Oh, and K got in to the first two graduate programs he applied to!  Two for two :)  We're just waiting to hear on six more.  So proud of that guy!


  1. GAH, this coat is so damn beautiful!!! The shape and colour are so perfect, this is a great look with the jeans and striped top.
    Congrats to K! That's amazing, I can only hope and pray I'm so lucky when I start applying for Grad school.

  2. I would love to read some more cerebral things in the blogging community. As the author, I'm sure that type of exposure is scary but I ultimately I think its a great idea (if not selfish from my end).

    new follower :)

  3. I'm toying with the idea of using my blog as a way to "write" certain sections of the book that I think could really benefit from outsider input.


    Do that!!