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06 January 2013 @ 04:39 pm
Tired of winter  
Really tired of it. Someday I want to live in a place where winter happens every few years. *G* The geography and climate of San Diego appeals to me, though it has far too many people. Maybe the desert. I could live in the desert.

I need to finish my novel. I also need to find a second job. I wonder if any of the gyms in town are hiring. That would give me access to a gym, which I also would really love to have. My arms are flabby, and it's starting to really bug me. LOL

Finished my first book of 2013. Patricia Wrede's The Far West, which I absolutely loved. Partway into the book it occurred to me that it was weird that she'd written an alternate-history North America with no Native Americans, but after thinking about it, I realized that the ecology she'd created would prohibit widespread human population with the sort of culture most tribes had. That is, the local fauna is so dangerous that powerful spells and large palisades are required for human settlement, and none of the tribes were in the habit of building large palisades. Of course, there's also the fact that, in the book, most human settlement is still restricted to east of the Mississippi River, and no one has seen the Pacific Coast, so there could still very well be Native Americans living in the Rockies and beyond. I don't know that she plans to write any more beyond this trilogy, but while I see people accusing her of racefailing, I'm not sure I agree.

Now I am going to sit and write. I really am. I mean it. >.>
Current Mood: coldcold
Chaotic Prose: Seasonal ~ Snowing 2chaoticprose on January 8th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Too bad Florida's so crappy, because our winters are pretty good as they go. I miss snow, but I wouldn't if I had to live in it. What's great, though, is that we get these socked-in foggy days now and then where it *looks* like it should snow, or like there should be snow on the ground, but you're wearing shorts and watering your hibiscus which is in full bloom. Not sure it's worth it for the summers, though. And, Florida. o_O

Good luck with the second job, and on your novel as well. I hope you got some writing done!

By the way, I think I added the book before The Far West to my GR to-read list. It sounds like a really cool series! :)
Left in a basket on the steps of the FBI: lotr - eowyn in armorinnerslytherin on January 9th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
But Florida has those monstrously sized spiders. We used to visit my grandparents in Florida, and several times in my childhood I was traumatized by spiders that looked as big as my head. :P

The Far West is the third of a trilogy. Start with Thirteenth Child and then Across the Great Barrier. :) I really enjoyed them, and ended up being pleased by the quiet bit of romance in the third book.