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The Rose in My Garden

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Actually, this rose is NOT in my garden, it is in the Parnell Rose Garden, in Auckland. I love the phrase though as it is the title of one of my daughter’s favourite books books when she was small, by Anita and Arnold Lobel. (I think that’s their names, too late to look them up now…) It’s a clever little bit of growing repetition, beautifully illustrated. We still have the hard cover – waiting for another generation.

In the meantime, I was rather mesmerised by this passionate burst of a bloom. The roses were late this year, won’t be in their full splendour for another week or two… Fortunately this one had something to say.

And after a few days of missing out on my NaNoWriMo due to heavy work load, I was able to make up for lost words…

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11/11/2011 at 1:08 am

no left turn

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Seems sometimes the places you just can’t get to are the most appealing. And you’ve to wonder what would change if you could. This is an NYC subway station.

Day 3 of the NaNoWriMo. A wee bit ahead on the word count. A wee bit confounded at what’s coming out onto the page. I had deliberately not outlined a plot or thought too much about characters. I wanted it to be a real, in-the-moment piece. After all, it’s essentially a 30-day exercise, so why not try a technique that’s untried and its true-ness has not been verified?

Fortunately I am a most excellent typist as I find most of this is being written with my eyes closed. I think best with my eyes closed – I think most people do. How many brilliant ideas have you got in the shower, or in those quiet moments after you’ve gone to bed, but not yet fallen asleep? I’m pretty sure this is not brilliant, but it might be going someplace interesting…

Hmmm… 5000 words, 10% of the way there!

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04/11/2011 at 1:00 am

to the rescue

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Another from Karioitahi Beach. Loved these rescue boats perched at the water’s edge, at the ready, ready to speed off with no notice at all. One did while we were there.

Day 2 of the novel completed. Still on track.

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03/11/2011 at 12:12 am

possibilities for perfection

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I invented a new word today. Jeramate.

There is a young man in Thailand with that as his first name. And an online football league in Latvia who’ve given their virtual stadium that moniker. Other than it’s mine.

I am not quite sure what it means yet. But the colour of this Diwali dancer, synesthetically speaking, is almost the same colour as Jeramate.

NaNoWriMo. Day one is completed and I am ahead of schedule in the word count. So far so good. So very very strange…

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02/11/2011 at 12:27 am

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