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Josephine Kait
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It's been... well way too long, but I finally found my way back. [Smile]

Haven't been writing as much as I would like, other areas of life have sort of taken over.

I have lurked here from time to time, but knew that I didn't have the time to participate as I would like to. Now, I've found a way to slip just a little Treehouse time in between significantly less fun things. [Wink]

So hello to everybody, old friends and new alike.

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Meredith
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Welcome back!
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Josephine Kait
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Hey Meredith!

I see you are still welcoming newbies to the Treehouse. [Smile] How are your stories coming? Did you get Bard's Gift published yet? It was always my favorite one of yours.

-Lady Tiger

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I self-pubbed THE BARD'S GIFT almost a year ago. [Smile]

Since then, my Dual Magics series--so far, THE SHAMAN'S CURSE and THE VOICE OF PROPHECY--is doing really well. (As of this morning, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY was #32 on Sword and Sorcery Kindle ebooks and #42 in Epic Fantasy. And THE SHAMAN'S CURSE was clinging to the bottom of the list for Coming of Age Fantasy and Epic Fantasy.) Working on book 3 now--or, at least, I'm supposed to be. [Wink]

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Meredith, that's wonderful!! Major Congrats!

So I was looking around the Treehouse, reacquainting myself will beloved rooms and features, and I discovered that all of the H.U.B.s are missing! KDW, can you help? How are the Hatrackers to fight the forces of evil, boredom, and really bad writing, without their trusty Hatrack Utility Belts?

Have they been stolen by sinister forces? Lost in the labyrinthine library? Devoured by devilish dragons? Oh no! I've been caught by a pocket of alliterative alloy, if only I had my suspenders of disbelief I think I could pull myself free!

[Razz]

-Lady Tiger

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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No, they're around here somewhere. Have to go find them. They'd make great Christmas gifts for all the new people.
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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Okay, you can find the Hatrack Utility Belt topics in two places: in the Open Discusions about Writing area and in the FAQ area.

They both start out the same, but as people have commented, they may be a little different later on.

Also, I'll add a "bump" comment to bring them to the top of the lists in their respective areas.

Thanks for the reminder, Lady Tiger.

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Josephine Kait
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[Big Grin]
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Welcome back Josephine, oh female of the felines!
I myself am one of the newer folk round these parts. It's been a fun being here and getting to know all the cool, talented, witty and all around decent individuals that frequent these grounds.

This Utility Belt interests me greatly. Am I correct to believe that Mary Robinette herself was one of the first to utilize its unfathomable powers?

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Josephine Kait
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As far as I know, she was. Her adventures of escaping from Dallas, and later adventures in Iceland all occurred prior to my first arrival here. Reading about them was my very first introduction to all things Hatrack, and it has definitely stuck with me. I remember laughing until my sides hurt. Perhaps after the Holidays we can start a brand new adventure that future newbies will find equally entertaining...
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BTW, Merry Christmas!!!
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And a most happy and prosperous new year to all!
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quote:
Originally posted by Josephine Kait:
[..] Perhaps after the Holidays we can start a brand new adventure that future newbies will find equally entertaining...

How might we do that? Despite having hung out at Hatrack for some while I never saw such adventures, maybe I wasn't paying attention ... wouldn't be the first time [Frown]

Curiously
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Imagination is the breeding ground of adventure, TaleSpinner; and all it takes is one far-seer to lead the way to new worlds. Never met you before Josephine Kait, but welcome back(?) and may fair winds guide you on your journey.

Now that the flowery prose is out of the way--who are you? A rhetorical question requiring no answer

Phil.

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yeah, got that Phil, I was just hoping Josephine might kick the adventure off.
Pat

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Josephine Kait
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I'd be honored to! Let me ponder just a bit on how and where to begin. [Smile]

As for who I am... Here is a link to my original intro. Unfortunately my life since then has taken a twist that I would never use in a story because it is far too cliché. My now ex, and the 20 year old neighbor chick? Yep, that happened. So, I still love my life, it just has one less person in it...

Actually that isn't even accurate, because I now have far more friends, and the wonderful unsurpassable additions of two nieces and two nephews. So I'm good.

My job for the last 8.5 years is one I love (typically), and naturally still working on the writing thing. [Wink]

So I'm trying to think of anything else you might want to know... ah well, that's probably (more than) enough for now. But I'm an open book <groan>, so I'll answer anything else you might be curious about. [Smile]

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Hmm, you do like to share, but that's okay. Life's a journey. Sometimes we stumble, sometimes we fall, and sometimes we take the wrong fork in the road for a while. And, just sometimes, something wonderful surprises us as we walk around a bend in that road.

I too have stumbled, fallen, wandered alone and found a surprise or two in my journey. The story of my life is quite unbelievable too; things I've done, things I've seen. And recently I found out I'm special. Believe me, that isn't something you ever want to be. It isn't life threatening, well not now, not since I got past 25 without ending it all some time ago. And, while science and medicine love to explore new discoveries, when there's only about 120 people like me on the planet, there's no money in it. But, discovering my little problem and taking prescribed medication did open the door to writing.

Anywho, welcome once again.

Phil.

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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May I suggest that you start any new Hatrack adventures in the Grist for the Mill area?

And please feel free to start said adventure(s).

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Josephine, an open book indeed! Truly, that story holds a tragedy. But it is your story and no less important because of it.

Having been married merely a year and a half, I can only guess at the pain you have felt. Yet it is wonderful that the love for life still blossoms within you. Nurture it and pour yourself into the bold and daring task of letting that creative ink flow (even the digital kind). And may I venture that even the most tragic stories can have the brightest outcomes, often because of the dark spell they endure?

I respect your honesty and the sad, yet wonderful journey you find yourself traveling. March on good soldier, the dawn is just ahead. See, even now it sends forth beams, warm and welcoming!

A.L.

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Permission granted. Just watch out for the monkeys... they throw stuff!
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quote:
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Permission granted. Just watch out for the monkeys... they throw stuff!

[Roll Eyes]
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