1. cmartin5

    August & September Update

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    August: Bronchitis in Bolivia

    Oh August, thank you for welcoming me into this month with a nice dose of Bronchitis. What I thought was just a small cough and sore throat at the start of the month quickly developed into what I later found out was some intense bronchitis. Although …

  2. cmartin5

    Copacabana and Lake Titicaca

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    Bolivia has a lot of different holidays that we usually get work off for. One of these such holidays was on the 17th of July and had the day off. Because of this, my gringa coworkers thought it would be fun to take all of Sunday the 16th to visit …

  3. cmartin5

    July Update

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    This month has been an amazing and exciting time of learning, adjusting, and exploring. I’ve felt so cared for by my new coworkers and fast friends I’ve made here already. I’m still in shock that this gets to be my life; living and working in a new and exciting country …

  4. cmartin5

    My Go Fund Me!

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    My fundraising profile is now up and ready to view! I will have it linked below and there is more information there about what the money will be used for and what I will be doing for my job in Bolivia. Please leave comments or contact me via email or …

  5. cmartin5

    What is this blog?

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    Hello and welcome to the beginning of my adventure of blogging about my life for the next year! As many of you may know (since you are most likely family and friends wanting to follow my journey), in July I will be moving to La Paz, Bolivia to become the …

  6. silverember

    Teeth

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    Something creepy I wrote for Halloween and totally forgot to post! Since I’m between writing projects now, I may explore some new stuff for a minute. That is, if Diana’s As-Yet-Unnamed Fantasy Novel Volume Deux doesn’t forcibly crawl out of my head. _________________________________________

    I jam the key in the lock …

  7. silverember

    I Wrote a Book Once

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    On November 30th, 2015, I finished the first draft of my book.

    It was a hot fucking mess.

    On January 2nd, 2016, I finished my first run of edits on aforementioned book. That run of edits included a near-total re-write of the first half of the manuscript, roughly 200 pages …

  8. silverember

    We are WAY Overthinking This

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    It’s gotten to the point where my work neighbor asks me how my book is coming along on Monday mornings. Because she knows that I’ve spent hours of my weekend staring at a screen and resisting the urge to scream and tear my hair out editing the damn thing.

    Today …

  9. silverember

    Hey Ho, Let’s Go!

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    Looking back at the first draft like…


    I want to say I’m moving at a snail’s pace with this book editing, but I have to give myself some credit. I’ve completely rewritten the beginning, up through Chapter 13. Being that I started sometime in January, that’s a little less than …

  10. silverember

    There Will Always Be Summer.

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    My cells will always remember summer as it was, before summer vacations vanished. The freedom, unadulterated time to write, and play, and reminisce, and look forward. Because of the interruption of daily life, they stand out as so much more special than any other season. Even in California, where the …