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extrinsic
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My life just got busy busy busy again. Hundred hour weeks for the next nine months. Meanhwile, all the while writing in any spare moment.

If I'm a little episodic, sketchy, absent from time to time at the rack which holds hats beside the river, I'm preoccupied.

I learned a great deal about writing during this past few months. And editing, publishing, criticism. An appreciable degree of my progress I owe to the Hatrack writing community, certainly for putting up with my lecturing that is a useful method for learning and developing realizations of expression, writing craft, audience, and mechanical style.

Concurrent with this participation and independent study I've come a full circle writing-wise. I now more than intellectually understand the magic of writing, the significance of theme, symbolism, imagery, narrative voice, narrative distance, and so much more too numerous to list. I have taken to heart those realizations and my writing is showing it.

Here at Hatrack I realized a way through the darkness from participants' posts spark-lighting a pathway I could get a thumb under. Noteably, areas of voice, narrative voice, narrative distance, the assortment of free and tagged discourses, their artful uses and purposes and applications. I am grateful.

Later,
not gone, on to new horizons for a while,

extrinsic

perhaps soon to be intrinsic,
as if that's possible for a dissociative attachment personality

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MattLeo
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Bonne chance, extrinsic; here's hoping next June you'll have the freedom to follow your artistic pursuits, if that's what you want.
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History
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Best of luck with your new occupations and your writing.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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What they said, extrinsic.

Be assured that we've learned from you as well, and we'll miss that.

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LDWriter2
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Hmm, you may not get a chance to read this but Good Success to you in that busy job and whatever writing you can get done and hope you will be back some time.

As been stated you will be missed for more than one reason.

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Pyre Dynasty
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See ya buddy, don't shoot anything I wouldn't eat.
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Robert Nowall
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Wow, a hundred hours of work. I have a hard enough time working forty hours and finding time to write. Non-union job, I take it. Hope there's plenty of overtime pay.
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extrinsic
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Thanks for the hugs, you-all.

On top of my regular work work and daily living activities, I've started two internships, one on a journal, one on a library archive project, both writing-related; on top of those, I'm in second-year graduate writing study.

Yes, Robert Nowall, it's all non-union work. All writing-related and intensive reading, writing, and reworking. The pay's not too bad; all told, this year's revenues will be the most yet of my lifetime. The experience is priceless, though.

Then there's the thesis and oral defense . . .

I'm not gone, just reading posts without as much replying. Replies take thought and effort and time to compose that I don't have as much to spare.

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hoptoad
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cheers, mate!
enjoy.

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Meredith
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Wow. Hundred-hour weeks. For three-quarters of a year. Good luck and more stamina than I'd have. We'll see you back here when you've got more time.
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We will miss you!
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Best of luck.
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