no shrinking violet

words by e. spalding

I finished the first first draft of the first chapter of a novel this morning! Word count currently sitting at a very modest ~6,500 words, with so very many left to go before the finish line is even in sight, but I think what I am most proud of with this particular accomplishment is how …

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In the doldrums of mid-morning and beneath fluorescent lamplightI have my monitors for company and my task list for accountability.Here is the work my skill set chose for me–to speak truth to powerThrough calculated risk factors, regulations and best practices,Records schedules, classification schemes that valuate a virtue,That we are–or ought to be–transparently, precisely what we …

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Since writing the excerpt below, my vision for this world and the characters within it has changed considerably. Even in this iteration of the narrative, the characters and the story itself are different from what I envisioned in November of 2013. But I want to celebrate writing that I am proud of, and part of …

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